Boyd Rutherford (B.A. ’79)

Boyd RutherfordBoyd Rutherford (B.A. ’79) became the first reelected Republican lieutenant governor in Maryland. He is the ninth lieutenant governor of the State of Maryland.

He was first elected to office in 2014 with Governor Larry Hogan and reelected in 2018. With Governor Hogan, Rutherford has worked to combat the opioid epidemic, reform burdensome regulations on job creators, and break the cycle of poverty between family generations.

He has also led the state’s efforts to modernize procurement practices, improve the mental health delivery system, and make Maryland a national leader in the implementation of the federal Opportunity Zones program.




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