Former Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr. joined Cornerstone Government Affairs as a Senior Consultant in October 2015. He brings to Cornerstone a 21-year career working for Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House minority whip.
John was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, serving District 29B in St. Mary’s County since 1999. He served on the Appropriations Committee where he was the Chairman of the Education and Economic Development Subcommittee and a member of the Capital Budget Subcommittee. John also served as the Chairman of the Spending Affordability Committee. It was John’s leadership that led the charge to bring the University of Maryland to the Higher Education Center. For 21 years, John was principally responsible for interfacing with the Congressional District’s two largest military installations – Patuxent River Naval Air Station and Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center. In this capacity, he dealt with the installations and local community leadership.
John began his career on Capitol Hill and later
became a senior staff member with Tracor Applied Sciences before opening an
office as a Project Analyst and Operations Manager with SFA, Inc.
John has served as a Board Member of several important local organizations, including the St. Mary’s County Historical Society, Historic Sotterley, Inc., the Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education, the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland and the St. Mary’s County Juvenile Drug Court Team.
John was born in Leonardtown and grew up in the Patuxent Park neighborhood. John graduated from Towson University with a degree in Finance. He paid for college by working construction jobs and later at Dean Lumber Company in Hollywood. John currently lives in St. Mary’s City, MD with his wife, Mary and their 4 sons. Three of their sons are currently in college – one at Salisbury, pursuing his MBA and coaching football. The two youngest are at the U.S. Naval Academy and College Park, and the oldest has graduated as a mechanical engineer from Virginia Tech and now works as a civil servant for the U.S. Navy.