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Boyd Rutherford

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Boyd Rutherford
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Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
In office
January 21, 2015-present
Term ends
Years in position 0
Base salary$125,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHoward University
Master'sUniversity of Southern California
J.D.University of Southern California
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Boyd Rutherford is the current Republican Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. He was first elected in the 2014 elections. His running mate for the general election was GOP gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan.[1]



  • Bachelor's degree, Howard University
  • Master's degree in communications management, University of Southern California
  • J.D., University of Southern California[2]


After graduating from Howard University, Rutherford worked with Bankers Trust Company in New York, New York. He later worked as an attorney at law firms in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Rutherford worked in various positions within the U.S. General Services Administration from 2000 to 2003. He later served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) from 2003 to 2005. Rutherford also served for two years as the chief administrative officer with the Republican National Committee.[2]

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (2015-present)

Rutherford was first elected to the office on November 4, 2014. He was sworn into office on January 21, 2015, replacing Anthony G. Brown (D).[3]



See also: Maryland Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Rutherford ran on the Republican ticket for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Maryland in 2014. He secured the party's nomination in the primary election alongside his running mate for governor, Larry Hogan. Hogan and Rutherford took on the Democratic ticket of Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman and the Libertarian ticket of Shawn Quinn and Lorenzo Gaztanaga in the general election.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Primary election
Governor of Maryland, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Hogan/Boyd Rutherford 43% 92,376
David Craig/Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 29.1% 62,639
Charles Lollar/Ken Timmerman 15.5% 33,292
Ron George/Shelley Aloi 12.4% 26,628
Total Votes 214,935
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.
General election
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Hogan/Boyd Rutherford 51.2% 884,400
     Democratic Anthony Brown/Ken Ulman 47.4% 818,890
     Libertarian Shawn Quinn/Lorenzo Gaztanaga 1.5% 25,382
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0% 303
Total Votes 1,728,975
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.


Rutherford and his wife, Monica, reside in Columbia and have three adult children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony G. Brown (D)
Maryland Lieutenant Governor
January 21, 2015 - present
Succeeded by