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Larry Hogan

Hogan in December 2015
62nd Governor of Maryland
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 21, 2015
Lieutenant Boyd Rutherford
Preceded by Martin O’Malley
Secretary of Appointments of Maryland
In office
2003–2007
Personal details
Born Lawrence Joseph Hogan, Jr.
(1956-05-25) May 25, 1956 (age 60)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Yumi Hogan (m. 2004)
Children 3
Residence Government House
Education Father Lopez Catholic High School
Alma mater Florida State University,
Tallahassee (BA)
Website governor.maryland.gov

The joke around my office is that I've shaken many hands, but I've petted more dogs.
Larry Hogan
We need to encourage innovative ideas that give parents better alternatives to prepare children for higher education and for the jobs of the future.
Larry Hogan
I get asked that almost every day, but I've been saying the same thing… I'm not going to take any more stupid questions about Donald Trump. It's not what I focus on every day.
Larry Hogan
We are going to have to make some very difficult choices, because state government cannot continue to spend more than it takes in.
Larry Hogan
Crime is out of control in Baltimore City.
I could stand to lose some weight.
We want people to have the right to express their concerns and frustration and protest in a peaceful manner.
Larry Hogan
If you want my answer about Donald Trump, you can Google it. It's everywhere. They've got this new thing called Google.
Larry Hogan
Make no mistake: Restoring our economy is very much a women's issue.
I believe that every child in Maryland deserves a world-class education, regardless of what neighborhood they grow up in.
Larry Hogan
No state can match the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, our beaches and farms, or the mountains of Western Maryland, the Port of Baltimore, or the historic charm of every corner of our state.
Larry Hogan
It is only when the partisan shouting stops that we can hear each other's voices and concerns.
Larry Hogan
We are not opposed to public transportation. We are opposed to wasteful boondoggles.
Larry Hogan
I'm a pretty plain-spoken guy.
To see the faces and hear the voices of victims of the Holocaust – one of the darkest chapters in history – was an experience I will never forget.
Larry Hogan
We don't have a revenue problem in Annapolis. We have a spending problem we need to control.
Larry Hogan
The legacy of the Freddie Gray unrest? I think that remains to be determined.
Larry Hogan
Marylanders are among the nation's hardest working and most educated people. We have universities and schools that are among the best in the nation.
Larry Hogan
In Maryland, we have the unfortunate distinction of being the most gerrymandered state in the entire nation.
Larry Hogan
School after Labor Day is now the law of the land in Maryland.
Too often, we see wedge politics and petty rhetoric used to belittle adversaries and inflame partisan divisions.
Larry Hogan
In addition to reining in spending, taxes, tolls and fees, let's rein in how much the state borrows.
Larry Hogan
Baltimore residents deserve a commitment from leaders to deliver meaningful changes and the possibility of a better future, and so does every Marylander who loves our great state.
Larry Hogan
I've never supported one penny of tuition increases.
It doesn't matter to me if someone is a Republican or a Democrat, I'm going to be the governor for all Marylanders.
Larry Hogan
I have nothing to do with Donald Trump.
I've made it very clear that building, maintaining, and fixing Maryland's roads and bridges is our top transportation priority, and it is a top priority of our administration.
Larry Hogan
To those who would divide us or drive us to the extremes of either political party, I remind you that Maryland has been called 'a state of middle temperament.' Our politics need that middle temperament as well.
Larry Hogan
People don't care about questionnaires.
Women are the heads of most households in our state and make the most financial decisions for their families.
Larry Hogan
You can disagree without being disagreeable. That's always been my mantra.
Larry Hogan
For years, I have repeatedly said that Maryland taxpayers were being overtaxed and overcharged.
Larry Hogan
I was talking to Marylanders… What we were hearing, everywhere, was an overwhelming sense of frustration. People felt a huge disconnect between Annapolis and the rest of Maryland.
Larry Hogan
A lot of people have it tougher than I do.
It's a tragedy. It was tragedy for Freddie Gray and the family. It was a tragedy for the city. And we're still trying to figure out how it happened and why it happened.
Larry Hogan
Every single day, everywhere we went, people were coming up to me and Boyd repeatedly and saying, 'We're life-long Democrats, but we're voting for you. We've never voted for a Republican in our life.'
Larry Hogan
Let's set aside political gamesmanship and work together for the sake of our children.
Larry Hogan
I'm not going to roll back anything. Nothing is going to change with respect to reproductive rights.
Larry Hogan
I love Baltimore and the people who call it home, and I sincerely believe that Maryland's biggest city must serve as the economic and cultural heart of our state.
Larry Hogan
I try not to make it personal, and I don't care about partisan politics one way or the other.
Larry Hogan
We're the first not-white family to ever live in the governor's mansion. My son-in-law is Puerto Rican. I have a beautiful little granddaughter who is half Korean and half Latina. I'm the only white guy in the house.
Larry Hogan
We're a nation of immigrants.
I don't want to over-promise and under-deliver.
I've had completely gray hair since, like, 30.
I'm not a Trump fan. I don't think he should be the nominee.
Creating sustainable jobs means doubling down on Baltimore's formidable strengths.
Larry Hogan
Let's find those areas where modest and reasonable tax cuts will have the biggest positive impact on our economy, and which will improve the lives of those who need it most: working families, retirees, and small business owners.
Larry Hogan
Supporting iconic, growth-oriented industries, combined with tax policies that encourage small business growth and investment, represents a potent combination and is the basis of our entire administration.
Larry Hogan
The problems we face aren't Democratic problems or Republican problems. These are Maryland's problems.
Larry Hogan
Politicians make phony promises all the time that they can't deliver.
The polls and the pundits and the media seem to talk to each other. It's sort of like an echo chamber.
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