Current Position: Governor since 2014
Former Position(s): Real Estate Developer from 1985 – 2003
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Press Release – September 2, 2021
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the State of Maryland has officially surpassed the major milestone of vaccinating 80% of all eligible Marylanders 12 and older.
To date, Maryland has reported 7,567,750 vaccinations.
- 80.0% of Marylanders 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- 81.2% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- 94.8% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“Maryland has not only already passed our goal of vaccinating 80% of adults 18 and older, we have now surpassed 80% of all eligible Marylanders vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Governor Hogan. “Our primary mission remains getting first shots in arms, so we can ensure as many Marylanders as possible are protected and no arm is left behind. The vaccines are very safe, very effective, and they are widely available through pharmacies, primary care providers, and mobile clinics across the state.”
After completing a successful $2 million vaccine lottery, the state launched a $1 million VaxU Promotion to provide $50,000 scholarships to 12- to 17-year-olds who get vaccinated. The final drawing will be held on Labor Day, when four Maryland students will win a $50,000 college scholarship.
April 21, 2021
Governor Press Release – May 4, 2021
Additional Clinics Ensure Continuity After Completion of Federal Long-Term Care Vaccination Program
State Expands Outreach Campaign Encouraging Nursing Home and Congregate Care Workers to Get Vaccinated
New Data Dashboard Provides Vaccination Rates for Nursing Home Residents and Staff
Announces $12 Million for Hospital Community Vaccination Grant Program
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, as part of the state’s “No Arm Left Behind” initiative, Maryland has activated mobile vaccination teams to conduct additional clinics for nursing home staff and residents and is taking new steps to encourage nursing home and congregate care workers to get vaccinated.
“We are now instituting a plan to ensure that vaccines continue to be readily available to everyone who lives and works in our nursing homes,” said Governor Hogan, announcing the new campaign at a press conference at FutureCare – NorthPoint in Dundalk. “As I have repeatedly stressed for weeks now, the fastest way to get back to normal is to get everyone vaccinated. This Thursday marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, and I want to thank every single one of our selfless and courageous Maryland nurses.”
The governor was joined for today’s announcements by:
- Gary Attman, President and CEO, FutureCare Health and Management Corporation
- Leonard Attman, Chairman, FutureCare
- Joe DeMattos, President, Health Facilities Association of Maryland
- Allison Ciborowski, President and CEO, LeadingAge Maryland
- Leslie Ray, District Director, Brookdale Senior Living and Board Member, LifeSpan Network
- Edwina Bell, Director of Nursing, St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Mobile Vaccination Teams. Maryland was one of the first states in the nation to activate the federal long-term care vaccination program, which completed three clinics at each facility across the state. To ensure continued access to vaccines at these facilities for both residents and staff, state health officials are deploying mobile vaccination teams that are conducting clinics at more than 30 nursing homes each week.
Expanded Public Outreach Campaign. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has again expanded its statewide GoVAX campaign, launching a new PSA and related materials aimed at workers in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other congregate settings, urging them to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves and those in their care.
“As with all Marylanders, we strongly urge all nursing home and congregate care workers to get vaccinated,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “We are working closely with these facilities to ensure that their staff are protecting themselves and residents from COVID-19, and the best way to do that is to get vaccinated.”
New Data Dashboard for Facility Vaccination Rates. In addition to the new public awareness campaign, MDH has partnered with the state’s Department of Aging to launch a new data dashboard showing vaccination rates at each of the state’s skilled nursing facilities.
A new health order requires the data to be reported weekly and posted inside the facilities in plain view. Read the MDH order.
“Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, the majority of residents, patients, and staff in Maryland skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers have been vaccinated—over 55,000 vaccinations have been administered since December 2020,” said Joseph DeMattos, president and CEO of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland. “Today, we join again with Governor Hogan to double our efforts to encourage vaccine uptake among healthcare heroes. While we have done well on this front, together we must do better to increase the vaccination of team members in skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers and on assisted living campuses.”
The latest GoVAX campaign materials, directed to staff in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, groups homes, and other settings, include a GoVAX Ambassador video, staff video, print ads, posters, flyers, and social media posts.
“All of our workers should get vaccinated to keep out nursing homes safe,” said Rev. Derrick DeWitt, director of the Maryland Baptist Aged Home in Baltimore, in the newest GoVAX Ambassador public service announcement set to launch this week.
$12 MILLION FOR HOSPITAL COMMUNITY VACCINATION GRANT PROGRAM
Governor Hogan also announced that the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) has awarded nearly $12 million to 11 hospital systems in Maryland to expand hospitals’ existing mobile and community-based vaccination programs and improve existing programs.
Hospitals will work with trusted community partners around the state—including local health departments, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and others—to increase Marylanders’ access to the COVID-19 vaccine, especially in vulnerable and hard-to-reach areas. This special funding program, first announced in March, was developed in alignment with the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force and MDH.
The program will direct funding through the state’s hospital rate-setting system to increase the statewide vaccination rate, particularly in underserved areas. Below is a list of the health systems that received an award. The funding will enable these hospitals to implement community-based vaccination activities through June 30, 2022.
- Frederick Health
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- Holy Cross Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Health System
- LifeBridge Health and Ascension St. Agnes
- Luminis Health
- MedStar Health – Baltimore
- MedStar Southern Maryland
- Meritus Medical Center
- University of Maryland Medical System
Baltimore Sun, – April 13, 2021 (Short)
The Republican governor, flanked by Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones, both Democrats, stood in unity, all declaring Session 2021 historic, victorious and unique.
“I think we are all sending a strong and clear message that — while we may have disagreements on certain issues — we can work together in a bipartisan way for the people of Maryland,” Hogan said.
“I believe that, together, we achieved more than any of us expected,” Jones said. “The bills signed today are a reflection of our priorities throughout this session.”
Source: Government page
Immediately upon taking office, Governor Hogan took decisive action to create a more business-friendly future for Maryland by bringing tax relief, balanced budgets, and long-term fiscal responsibility to the state. He eliminated or reformed nearly 13,500 regulations, reduced or eliminated 250 fees across state government, and cut tolls at every single state facility for the first time in more than 50 years. In total, Governor Hogan has already delivered nearly $1.3 billion in tax, toll, and fee relief for hardworking middle class families, retirees, and small businesses.
As a result of these efforts, Governor Hogan is effectively growing Maryland’s private sector, creating jobs, and turning the state economy around. The governor’s first year in office was the most successful in total job creation in a decade and private-sector job growth in the last 16 years, and one of the biggest economic turnarounds in America.
Top Priority: Education.
Governor Hogan believes that every child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education, regardless of what neighborhood they happen to grow up in. He has invested record funding six years in a row—a record $40 billion—in local K-12 education funding, and is committed to thinking outside the box and advocating for innovative solutions to close the performance gap and prepare children for the jobs of the future. In 2018, the governor worked with members of the legislature to enact landmark school safety measures. He is also leading the fight for more accountability in local school systems and advocating for new initiatives to provide relief from student debt, greater access to higher education, and to make college more affordable.
Governor Hogan has made historic progress to protect the state’s most precious natural asset: the Chesapeake Bay. He has fully funded all bay restoration efforts five years in a row, and committed a historic $6 billion toward wide-ranging bay initiatives. In addition, under the governor’s leadership, Maryland continues to be a national and international leader in combating greenhouse gas emissions and has some of the strongest air quality standards in the nation.
In 2017, Governor Hogan was elected chair of the six-state Chesapeake Executive Council and served three consecutive terms. Under his leadership, members implemented and updated the Phase 6 Watershed Model to guide jurisdictions’ restoration efforts; formally identified and began to address the threat posed by the Susquehanna River pollution entering the bay at the Conowingo Dam; and began to address long-term challenges posed by the impacts of extreme weather and climate change.
To get Marylanders moving, Governor Hogan is rebuilding the state’s transportation infrastructure through historic investments in roads, bridges, and transit. The state is moving forward on top priority road projects in every jurisdiction, fixing every single structurally deficient bridge in Maryland, and has resurfaced more than half of the state highway system.
In 2017, Governor Hogan broke ground on the long-anticipated $5.6 billion Purple Line light rail project in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, which represents the largest Public-Private Partnership in America. He was the first leader in the region to propose a real solution to save the Washington, D.C. Metro system, introduced a transformative Traffic Relief Plan to widen the Capital Beltway, I-270, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, which represents the largest transportation Public-Private Partnership (P3) in North America, and led a yearlong national infrastructure initiative, Foundation for Success, as chairman of the National Governors Association.
Governor Hogan has consistently displayed bold and effective leadership, and not just when it’s easy. He is shining a spotlight on the heroin and opioid crisis and using every tool at his disposal to bring a heightened level of awareness to this threat that is tearing apart families and devastating communities. One of his first actions as governor was to establish the Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, and he immediately implemented nearly all of their 33 comprehensive recommendations. He was the first governor in America to declare a full-scale State of Emergency in response to the opioid crisis, and has committed nearly $1.2 billion toward fighting the heroin, opioid, and substance abuse epidemic with a four-pronged approach of education, prevention, treatment, and enforcement, led by the Opioid Operational Command Center.
In addition to tackling countless policy issues head-on, Governor Hogan also has faced a number of unexpected challenges with courage and candor. Just 90 days after his inauguration, protests in Baltimore City turned violent and the state’s largest city was in flames. Faced with the worst violence the city had seen in 47 years, the governor acted swiftly and decisively. He declared a State of Emergency, called in the National Guard, and within hours, order was restored. The Hogan administration received credit for strong leadership and a rapid and effective response, and has been asked to teach others around the country best practices for handling similar crises.
Sixty days after the riots in Baltimore, Governor Hogan was diagnosed with aggressive Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Over the next five months, he underwent 30 days of aggressive, 24-hour chemotherapy, multiple surgeries, spinal taps, scans, drug therapies, and other procedures. On November 16, 2015, he announced that he was 100% cancer free and in complete remission, and on June 18, 2020, this was confirmed after his final, five-year anniversary PET scan. Since waging his own fight, Governor Hogan has made it his mission to raise awareness for those battling cancer and support efforts to find a cure.
National Governors Association.
With a proven track record of delivering real results to change Maryland for the better, Governor Hogan’s principled, bipartisan, common sense leadership extends to both the regional and national stages. In 2019, he was unanimously elected to lead America’s governors as chairman of the nonpartisan National Governors Association (NGA), which represents all 55 U.S. states, territories, and commonwealths. During his term as NGA Chair, Governor Hogan launched a yearlong national infrastructure initiative, Foundation for Success, which focused on rebuilding, repairing, and modernizing America’s infrastructure in order to grow the economy, create jobs, and meet the needs of the 21st century. The governor led stakeholder summits in Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, and Australia. He concluded his chairmanship in August 2020 by establishing an NGA staff position to continue driving his infrastructure initiative through January 2023.
In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic and after confirming the first positive cases of the virus in Maryland in March 2020, Governor Hogan immediately declared a State of Emergency, convened a Coronavirus Response Team of doctors, scientists, and public health experts, and took some of the earliest and most aggressive actions in the nation to prioritize the health and safety of Maryland residents.
During his term as NGA chairman, the governor led more than 50 calls with the nation’s governors, the president and/or vice president, and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, the NGA successfully pushed for Title 32 funding to support the National Guard’s COVID-19 response missions, convinced the federal administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to produce ventilators and swabs, and achieved greater flexibility in federal CARES Act funding.
In Maryland, the Hogan administration successfully expanded its hospital surge capacity in record time, exponentially increased its testing capacity, acquired millions of units of personal protective equipment (PPE), and launched a robust contact tracing operation in order to find and fight the virus. In April 2020, following a science- and data-driven approach, Governor Hogan launched the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ a safe, effective, and gradual plan forward for the state’s health and economic recovery.
Prior to his election in 2014, Governor Hogan – who had never before held elective office – spent more than 25 years building and running small businesses in the private sector. In 2011, he founded Change Maryland, the largest nonpartisan grassroots citizen organization in state history, which is dedicated to bringing fiscal responsibility and common sense to state government.
Governor Hogan is married to Yumi Hogan, a first generation Korean-American, artist and 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; four grandchildren: Daniella, Cam, Ada and Nora; and two dogs, Anna and Chessie, whom they rescued from BARCS animal shelter in Baltimore City in 2018.
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