Maryland GOP gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan has picked Boyd Rutherford, a fellow former Ehrlich Cabinet official, as his running mate.
— John Wagner (@WPJohnWagner) January 30, 2014
I also wrote last night that Hogan would be announcing his running mate tonight.
Boyd Rutherford has an impressive resume.
Rutherford is currently 56 years old and was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Howard University with a B.A. and earned a M.A. and J.D. from the University of Southern California. He was Associate Administrator of the General Services Administration in the Bush administration from 2001 until he left to become Maryland’s Secretary of General Services in the administration of Bob Ehrlich in January 2003. He served there until June 2006 when he became Assistant Secretary for Administration in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
At the end of the Bush administration, Rutherford became Chief Administrative Officer at the Republican National Committee under the leadership of former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. He served there until shortly after Steele lost his re-election bid. He is of counsel with Benton Potter & Murdock. Rutherford serves on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber and is a principal in Deep Water Point. He is also a strategic advisor for Totally Green and a managing member of Eastwind Strategies, LLC.
Rutherford has served on the Howard County Republican Central Committee in the past and was a delegate to the 2000 Republican National Convention. He has also been active in the NAACP and several other community organizations and boards.
Rutherford has only been a defendant in two state cases which were in his official capacity as the Secretary of General Services. Additionally, he has been attorney of record in two cases in Maryland that show up on case search.
Federal Election Commission records show that Rutherford has only given money to the federal account of the Maryland Republican State Central Committee and to the Romney-Ryan campaign. State records show that Rutherford has given money to the State Republican Central Committee, the Howard County Republican Central Committee, Bob Ehrlich, Gail Bates, Trent Kittleman, and Dennis Schrader.
UPDATE: Wagner later filed a story for WaPo with the information on Rutherford.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.