Reaction to Md. Gov. Hogan’s cancer diagnosis

June 22, 2024 | Well wishes for Hogan are pouring in --including one from the man who ran against him. (WTOP's Kate Ryan.)

WASHINGTON – Reaction to Gov. Larry Hogan’s cancer diagnosis has been pouring in from around the state and the region. Here is what some are saying:

“I am saddened to hear that my friend, Governor Hogan, has been diagnosed with cancer, however, I am confident that he will take on this new opponent in life with the same tenacity he has shown throughout his life.”

– Diana Waterman, Maryland Republican Party chair

“The thoughts and prayers of all Prince Georgians are with Governor Hogan and his family as he begins his battle with cancer. I applaud how Governor Hogan candidly and courageously made the announcement today concerning his health challenge. Clearly he is a fighter and I am confident he will battle this disease with courage and tenacity. I wish him the best and join all our fellow citizens who are praying for his full recovery.

I want him to know that the people of Prince George’s County are here to support him as he works to overcomes this obstacle and we will cheer for him all the way until he is cancer free.”

– Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County executive

“Along with every Marylander, I am deeply saddened by today’s news about my dear friend, Governor Hogan, and I am praying this afternoon for him; his wonderful wife, Yumi; their daughters, Julie, Jaymi and Kim, and his entire family.

However, I’m comforted by the knowledge that the Governor is one of the toughest fighters I’ve ever met, as well as a man of deep and abiding faith. With Yumi and his entire family at his side, I know that he will approach this latest challenge with the same sense of determination and resolve that has made him so successful in business, politics and government.

In the meantime, I stand ready to assist Governor Hogan and our exceptional Lieutenant Governor, Boyd Rutherford, in any way possible in the days, weeks and months to come.”

– Peter Franchot, Maryland comptroller

“My thoughts and prayers, and the prayers of the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office are with Governor Hogan as he begins this battle with cancer. It is a disease that has personally touched me and my family, as my mom is a five-year cancer survivor. I understand the difficult road ahead, but I also know that Governor Hogan is bold and he is a fighter. The people of this great county stand behind this native Prince Georgian and his family in this difficult hour, and we pray for a speedy recovery.”

-Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney

“I was stunned and saddened to learn about Governor Hogan’s illness. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones. I join the people of Maryland in wishing him a complete and speedy recovery.

When Lt. Governor Rutherford called to give me the news, we discussed our shared commitment to our state. On behalf of myself and the delegation, I pledged to work with him and Governor Hogan to maintain the continuity of government and continue working together for the good of all Marylanders.”

– U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski

“My thoughts and prayers are with Gov. Hogan and his family as he begins the process of beating this disease,” Edwards said. “Through his focus and determination, Gov. Hogan has proven to be a disciplined and determined fighter, and I have no doubt he will use those qualities to overcome this challenge. I wish Gov. Hogan every ounce of strength for a successful recovery. All of Maryland will be with him.”

-Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4)

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