P.J.'s BioFormer State Senator Patrick J. Hogan joined Cornerstone Government Affairs in October 2015 as a co-lead of the firm’s Annapolis, Maryland office. Prior to joining Cornerstone, P.J. served as the vice chancellor of government relations for the University System of Maryland (USM) since 2007. In this capacity, he was responsible for coordinating legislative activities amongst the 14 USM Institutions and centers at the federal and state levels of government, including Congress, the Maryland General Assembly, the Office of the Maryland Governor, and other relevant units of government.
As a Maryland State Senator, P.J. represented the 39th Legislative District located in Northern Montgomery County from 1994 – 2007. P.J. was re-elected to his fourth term in 2006. His Senate committee assignments included Budget and Taxation where he served as Vice-Chairman of the full committee, and Chairman of the Education, Business and Administration Subcommittee. He was also a member of the Pensions Subcommittee and the Capital Budget Subcommittee. Additionally, he served on the following Joint Committees; Spending Affordability, Legislative Policy, the Joint Committee on Pensions, the Joint Audit Committee, and the Joint Committee on Legislative Data Systems. Previously, Sen. Hogan served on the Joint Committee on Federal Relations, Task Force on State Personnel, the Property Tax Task Force, the Pre Paid College Tuition Task Force, Telecommunications Work Group, Maryland Council on Management and Productivity, the Child Care Administration Advisory Council, the Maryland Information Technology Board, and as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Children Youth and Families, among others.
P.J. authored many pieces of legislation relating to Higher Education including the creation of the Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, and the Maryland Pre Paid Tuition and College Savings Plans. He was also active on issues relative to high technology, business tax exemption for computer software, transportation trust fund distribution formula, funding for K-12 & higher education, and issues relating to persons with developmental disabilities.
From 1990 to 1994, P.J. served as legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Connie Morella (R-MD). In this capacity he was responsible for issues relating to budget and economy, housing, Social Security, Medicare and Veterans Affairs. He also handled constituent inquiries with federal agencies, and served as a community liaison with local organizations. Prior to his position with Rep. Morella, P.J. owned and operated a successful retail sporting goods business.
P.J. lives in Annapolis, Maryland. He is married to Jacqueline P. Hogan, and they have two children. P.J. was born in Pittsburgh, PA and received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.