Leonard Howie

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Leonard Howie
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Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
In office
October 8, 2012 - Present
Years in position 3
PredecessorScott R. Jensen
Base salary$158,974
Elections and appointments
AppointedOctober 8, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Master'sGeorgetown University
J.D.Georgetown University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
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Leonard Howie is the Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Serving since October 8, 2012, he took over from interim Secretary Scott R. Jensen who had served since May 2012.[1]


Prior to his appointment as Secretary of Labor in 2012, Howie served as Deputy Secretary for Operations at the Department of Human Resources since November 2011. He served for four and a half years as the DLLR Deputy Secretary, was as an attorney with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, and a Senior Consultant with the Ethics Resource Center. Additionally, Howie has been an adjunct faculty member and program advisor at the University of the District of Columbia.[2]


  • J.D., Georgetown University
  • M.B.A., Georgetown University

Political career

Secretary of Labor (2012-Present)



Howie was appointed as Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on September 17, 2012. He officially took office October 8, 2012.[1]

O'Malley stated, “We are confident in Leonard’s ability to connect Marylanders with the jobs and skills they need to compete. His belief in the strength of our State’s economy, and his expertise helping Marylanders navigate our safety net during tough times will serve the people of our State well."

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Preceded by
Scott R. Jensen
Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
October 8, 2012-Present
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