Governor Hogan is changing Maryland for the better. He is not a career politician -- he's a small businessman, concerned citizen, and a lifelong Marylander, who loves this state.
Governor Hogan is married to Yumi Hogan, a first generation Korean-American and is an artist and a teacher. She is the first Asian First Lady in Maryland history and the first Korean-American First Lady in United States history. They have three daughters—Julie, Jaymi, and Kim—and a dog named Lexi.
Before entering public service, Governor Hogan was the Founder, President, and CEO of The Hogan Companies, a leader in economic development for over 30 years. Frustration with never ending tax and fee increases and status-quo politicians in Annapolis motivated him to make a difference and create Change Maryland, the largest grassroots organization in state history.
Governor Hogan won his campaign for governor in November of 2014, winning 20 out of 23 counties. Governor Hogan was inaugurated as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015.
Governor Hogan has worked tirelessly to bring tax relief, balanced budgets, and long-term fiscal responsibility to Maryland’s state government – ideas and practices that have been missing in Annapolis for far too long.
Governor Hogan means it when he says, "Maryland is open for business." He has already eliminated 100 job-killing regulations, reduced or eliminated over 250 fees and moving forward with the largest tax refund in Maryland history. He rolled back tolls for the first time in more than 50 years, saving families, workers, and businesses more than $270 million. Governor Hogan and his administration have cut taxes by more than $700 million and put that back into the pockets of Maryland taxpayers and businesses.
Maryland has created more than 74,000 new jobs, and we went from last to first in job creation in the mid-Atlantic region, and the state is now adding jobs at one of the fastest rates in the country.
Governor Hogan has provided record funding in K-12 education, unprecedented $2 billion on roads and bridges and allocated more than $1 billion into the Rainy Day Fund—all while eliminating 90 percent of the $5.3 billion budget deficit inherited from the previous administration.
Governor Hogan closed the deplorable Baltimore City Detention Center, re-opened the Maryland State Police Barrack in Annapolis, and enacted the most significant environmental initiative in a generation to protect the Chesapeake Bay.
Together with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, and in response to the heroin crisis sweeping across Maryland, the governor signed an Executive Order establishing the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.
Today, the Governor is using common sense, bipartisanship, and his experience in the private sector to make Maryland a better place to live, work, start a business, and retire.