Bio box: Boyd Rutherford, Maryland lieutenant governor

NAME — Boyd K. Rutherford

AGE-BIRTHPLACE — 58, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION —Bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Howard University, 1979; master’s degree in communications management and law degree from the University of Southern California, 1990.

EXPERIENCE — Republican lieutenant governor of Maryland, January 2015 to present; lawyer for Benton Potter & Murdock, since 2012 ; Republican National Committee chief administrative officer, 2009 to 2011; U.S. Department of Agriculture assistant secretary for administration, 2006 to 2009; Maryland secretary of general services, 2003 to 2006. U.S. General Services Administration, 2001 to 2003.

FAMILY — Married; father of three adult children.

QUOTE — “His request of us was to just continue to do our jobs, which we will. We will continue to do that as he goes through this process, and he will continue to work. I’m quite sure of that.”

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