Governor Larry Hogan
A native of Landover, Maryland, Governor Hogan earned a bachelor's degree in government and political science from Florida State University. He began his career in public service while in college, working first in the Florida House of Representatives and then in the administration of Prince George's County Executive Lawrence Hogan Sr., his father. In 1985 he founded his commercial real estate brokerage firm, Hogan Companies, which grew into one of Maryland's leading land development firms. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1976, 1980, 1984, and 1988. Hogan returned to the public sector in 2003 to serve as secretary of appointments for then-governor Bob Ehrlich and held that post until Ehrlich's administration ended in 2007. In 2011 he founded the grassroots organization Change Maryland, which addressed issues related to tax relief, budget reduction, and economic growth. He was elected Maryland's governor in November 2014.