Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland’s 62nd governor on January 21, 2015. Prior to his election, Governor Hogan worked in the private sector for more than 25 years, starting and running several successful Maryland businesses.
Governor Hogan’s commitment to restoring Maryland’s economy and creating jobs has yielded real results. His first year in office was the most successful in total job creation and private-sector job growth in the last 15 years, and the state unemployment rate is at its lowest point in a decade under his leadership.
Governor Hogan has also made record investments in education and transportation, and enacted major environmental initiatives to create clean energy jobs and restore the Chesapeake Bay. He serves as the chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, and sits on the executive committees of both the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Republican Governors Association. He also co-chairs NGA’s Water Policy Learning Network, and serves on the Economic Development and Commerce Committee.
Governor Hogan is married to First Lady Yumi Hogan, a first generation Korean-American, and an artist and a teacher. They have three daughters: Julie, Jaymi, and Kim, and two grandchildren.
Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan is the first Korean American first lady in the United States. Mrs. Hogan is a first-generation Korean American, an accomplished artist and an adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Mrs. Hogan grew up on a farm in the South Korean countryside and immigrated to the United States more than 20 years ago. Her artwork, created on traditional Hanji paper with traditional Sumi ink, has been featured in art shows and museums around Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Seoul, Korea. In 2010, she won the Caruso Award at the International Juried Exhibition Circle Gallery in Annapolis.
As first lady, Mrs. Hogan plans to support the arts community and advocate for arts programs in schools across the state, and host exhibitions for Maryland artists at Government House. In addition, she plans to become involved with organizations aimed at supporting single mothers and victims of domestic violence.
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