Lawrence Joseph Hogan Jr
|Lawrence Joseph Hogan Jr.|
|Governor of Maryland|
From: January 21, 2015-Present
|Predecessor||Martin J. O'Malley|
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
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.
In March 2017, Hogan criticized "sanctuary cities" and stated he would take steps to fight them. 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.
Hogan has taken liberal positions on issues such as gun control, energy, international organizations, and abortion.
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