Larry Hogan: New Leadership for Annapolis
Larry Hogan is the Republican nominee for Maryland Governor. In the primary election he overcame his rival with 43% of the vote. Yet he knew the road to the State House would not come easy. Maryland’s voter base is nearly 2 to 1 in the Democrat corner. This profoundly blue state has elevated very few Republicans to the Governorship with Robert Ehrlich being the last. Determined to make a change Hogan burned up the roads to get his word out to anyone who would listen. His message of pro-business, reduced taxes and a simplification of Maryland laws has resonated in this politically divided state. In 1985 Hogan established a real estate business which has managed over two billion dollars in transactions since then. From this base Larry Hogan has accrued significant experience within the business community and his message poses a great challenge to his opponent, Anthony Brown. Lieutenant Governor Brown is part of a team of Democrats which has placed onerous tax increases on the backs of those who pay them. Governor Martin O’Malley, who Hogan is looking to replace, has funded a huge entitlement structure to retain power in Annapolis. Taxes have been increased dozens of times during his tenure. The rain tax is his newest burden to businesses and the residential community. O’Malley is a classical Democrat and Hogan’s opponent Brown will walk in the footsteps of the present Governor. Larry Hogan’s platform looks to change the culture in Annapolis by taking the government off the peoples’ backs. Present tax and spend policies would evaporate under a Hogan Governorship to be replaced with a pro-citizen agenda. With his vast business experience laws will move forward to attract new companies to Maryland terrain stopping the hemorrhage of businesses fleeing to greener pastures. Anthony Brown has already gone on record that he will continue the present Governor’s policies which are to fund Maryland’s bloated state government and entitlement structure. Hogan looks trim the Maryland Budget and give relief to those who deserve it most, the taxpayer. Time is ripe for a major change in Annapolis. Larry Hogan is that change. Vote right on Election Day because those in charge have voted wrong for the last 8 years.