Hogan Announces More Officials

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Gov.-elect Larry Hogan (Lloyd Wolf)
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan
(Lloyd Wolf)

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has announced four senior officials who will join his administration when he takes office on Jan. 21.

The appointments, announced last week, include Al Redmer Jr. as Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Stephen Moyer as Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, George W. Owings III as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs and John C. Wobensmith as Secretary of State.

“All four individuals bring a wealth of experience to their respective roles,” Hogan said in a statement. “I am pleased to have them as a part of the team.”

Redmer, a managing member of Redmer Insurance Group, served on the Maryland Insurance Commission from 2003 to 2006 and was a 13-year member of the Maryland General Assembly, where he served as House Minority Whip.

Moyer spent 24 years with the Maryland State Police, where he served as a lieutenant colonel and deputy secretary. He also served as deputy secretary for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and as security director for the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Owings, a Democrat, served as a delegate for almost 20 years, and was Majority Whip in the Maryland House of Delegates. He is also a Vietnam veteran and served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs from 2004 to 2007.

Wobensmith worked with five U.S. presidents, served as the senior Defense Department representative in Turkey and has served on various boards and commissions in Maryland, including the Anne Arundel County School Board. He has more than 40 years of national security experience.

The four new appointees join about a dozen officials appointed earlier in December.

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