Lawrence Joseph Hogan Jr

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Lawrence Joseph Hogan Jr.
Governor of Maryland
From: January 21, 2015-Present
Predecessor Martin J. O'Malley
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Party Republican Party
Spouse(s) Yumi Hogan[1]
Religion Roman Catholic[2]

Lawrence (Larry) J. Hogan, Jr. (born May 25, 1956) is the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland. He was inaugurated on January 21, 2015. Larry is not a career politician but got into the field because he was tired of the government acting with little regard for the people and businesses under it. Deciding to do something about it, he founded the grassroots organization Change Maryland and eventually ran for Governor. Since his election, he has been working to cut tolls and other taxes and fees, and as an apparent result, about 53,000 jobs have been created in the state.[3]

Hogan won his first term as Maryland governor in an upset in the solid-Democrat state, and he had relatively high approval ratings.[4][5]

In March 2017, Hogan criticized "sanctuary cities" and stated he would take steps to fight them.[6] In May 2017, Hogan vetoed a bill that would have required employers to give paid sick leave for employees, a massive and destructive expansion of government power and regulations.[7]

However, Hogan signed gun control legislation into law, causing him to lose the support of the National Rifle Association, one of the most moderate pro-Second Amendment organizations.[8]

Hogan has taken liberal positions on issues such as gun control, energy, international organizations, and abortion.[9]


  4. Weber, Joseph (July 18, 2017). GOP governor in deep-blue Maryland becomes top Dem target. Fox News. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  5. Sherfinski, David (June 18, 2018). Republican Gov. Larry Hogan 'stronger than ever' in re-election bid in deep-blue Maryland. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  6. Maryland governor vows to fight sanctuary movement amid rape case. Fox News. March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  7. McDermott, Ryan M. (May 25, 2017). Hogan vetoes bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave in Maryland. The Washington Times. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  8. Sorace, Stephen (September 23, 2018). Maryland's GOP governor loses support of NRA after signing gun laws. Fox News. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  9. DeRensis, Hunter (January 25, 2019). The National Interest. Retrieved January 26, 2019.