NAME — Larry Hogan.
AGE-BIRTHPLACE — 57, Washington, D.C.
EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree in government and political science, Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., 1978.
EXPERIENCE — President and CEO of real estate firm Hogan Companies since 1985. Maryland Secretary of Appointments, 2003-2007. Founder and chairman political activist organization Change Maryland. Republican nominee for Maryland's 5th Congressional District in 1992.
FAMILY — Husband; father of three grown daughters. His father, Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., was U.S. Representative for Maryland from 1969 to 1975.
QUOTE — "What I'm noticing is the mood of the electorate over the past three years and people are ready for a change. They do not want to go in the same direction."