Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland
Boyd Rutherford is the ninth lieutenant governor of the State of Maryland. He was elected to office with Governor Larry Hogan in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He is the first Republican lieutenant governor to ever be re-elected in Maryland.
An accomplished attorney with a lifetime of experience in both the public and private sectors, Rutherford has served as Associate Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration, as Assistant Secretary for Administration for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and as Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services. In addition to his public service, he has extensive legal and business experience, including service in business and government law, information technology sales, and small and minority business development. As lieutenant governor, Rutherford has been a strong partner with Governor Hogan, leading the administration’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, reform burdensome regulations on job creators, and break the cycle of poverty between family generations. He has also led the state’s efforts to modernize procurement practices, improve the mental health delivery system, and make Maryland a national leader in the implementation of the federal Opportunity Zones program.
Lt. Governor Rutherford holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Howard University. Additionally, he has a master’s degree in Communications Management and a law degree, both from the University of Southern California. A native of Washington, D.C., Rutherford currently resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife Monica. They have three adult children.