Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.
On November 5, 2002, lifelong Marylander Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., was elected Maryland’s 60th governor, the first Republican to hold the office in 36 years.
Since assuming office, Governor Ehrlich has fought for the Five Pillars of his Administration: Fiscal Responsibility, Education, Health & the Environment, Public Safety, and Commerce. These pillars are the priorities of every Maryland family: financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and economic opportunity.
Governor Ehrlich is unapologetically pro-business. Since he assumed office, Maryland’s workforce has grown by nearly 60,000 jobs and the State’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the nation. He has strengthened the State’s commitment to hi-tech jobs, reformed Maryland’s minority business laws to empower minority entrepreneurs, and won passage of an historic transportation plan to improve and expand roads and transit systems across Maryland.