Gov. Larry Hogan Research
Larry Hogan is Maryland’s 62nd governor and only the second Republican to govern the state in almost half a century. He was inaugurated as governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015. Previously before election Hogan served as a business owner in the private sector for 25 years and founded the largest nonpartisan organization in state history called Change Maryland to bring fiscal responsibility to the state government.
Larry Hogan was born to Lawrence J. Hogan, a member of the U.S. congress, on May 25, 1956 in Washington D.C. and grew up there until his parents divorce 16 years later. He then moved to Florida with his mother and lived there graduating high school and college until he moved back to Washington to assist his father in a campaign, furthering his interest in politics. He married Korean-American artist Yumi in 2004 adopting her daughters from Yumi’s previous marriage as his own.
Since his inauguration he has been very busy reining in state spending, reducing fees, cutting taxes for military retirees and returned refund checks amounting up to $200 million. In his term of governor he has also created over 73,000 jobs for Maryland citizens and cut tolls at every toll statewide for the first time in 50 years. His first year in office was his strongest yet yielding the highest job growth in 15 years.
Hogan began his term in office being greeted by a rocky start with the Baltimore riots breaking out just 90 days into his term and discovering he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 60 days after the Baltimore riots. The Baltimore riots were easily the worst violence the city had come across in decades but Hogan was praised for his quick decisions in calling in the National Guard and declaring a State of Emergency. After five months, Hogan was also able to announce himself cancer free after several sessions of chemotherapy and surgeries and now uses his cancer experience as a platform to reach out to others in Maryland undergoing treatment for cancer.