Governor, State of Maryland
Governor Larry Hogan was sworn in as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015.
Upon taking office, Governor Hogan and his administration took immediate action to rein in state spending and return the state to sound fiscal ground, reducing or eliminating tolls, fees, and regulations across the state. In total, Governor Hogan has provided Marylanders nearly $700 million in tax, toll, and fee relief.
Governor Hogan’s commitment to restoring Maryland’s economy and creating jobs has yielded real results. His first year in office was the most successful in total job creation and private-sector job growth in the last 15 years, and Maryland has created more than 73,000 jobs since he took office.
Ensuring Maryland has a strong education system has also been a top priority for the Hogan administration. The governor has made a record investment of more than $12.4 billion in K-12 public education, and his latest budget includes record funding for higher education, and he has proposed measures to reduce the burden of student loan debt.
Governor Hogan has taken swift action to address the state’s deteriorating roads and bridges. During his first year in office, he invested an unprecedented $2 billion in transportation funding. The governor has also enacted major environmental and criminal justice reforms, reduced and streamlined state regulations, and made key improvements to the state’s procurement process.
Governor Hogan has also faced a number of unexpected challenges. Just ninety days after his inauguration, Baltimore City was overwhelmed with the worst violence the city had experienced in 47 years. Governor Hogan acted swiftly and decisively to restore order, and the Hogan administration received widespread credit for its strong leadership.
In June of 2015, Governor Hogan was diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Over the next five months, he would undergo aggressive chemotherapy. On November 16, 2015, he announced that he was 100% cancer free and in complete remission. Since waging his own fight, Governor Hogan has made it his mission to raise awareness for all those battling cancer, and support efforts to find a cure.
Governor Hogan is married to Yumi Hogan, a first generation Korean-American, and an artist and a teacher. They have three daughters and two grandchildren.