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Carroll Publishing launches GovSearch API™

November 7, 2018:Carroll Publishing announced the launch of GovSearch API™, a government contact data service that allows subscribers to connect server-to-server via HTTP and quickly develop a functional application or integrate into an existing web site or CRM application. Learn more.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Republican, officially sworn in for second four-year term

Jan. 17, 2019: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Republican, was officially sworn into office for his second four-year term yesterday, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Hogan, 62, took the oath of office by putting his hand on the same bible that former Maryland Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin, Republican, used for his second inauguration in 1955. Hogan and McKeldin are the only two Republican Governors who were re-elected in Maryland history. Yesterday, Jan. 16, 2019, a nineteen-gun salute and an A-10 formation flew over the dome of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, the state capital, where about 1,000 people, who were decked out in Maryland flag-themed beanies, scarves, neckties and ribbon pinned onto their overcoats, assembled on the lawn of the Capitol. Hogan easily fended off a challenge from Democratic nominee Ben Jealous in the November, 2018, general election, winning the election by twelve points and securing hundreds of thousands more votes than he got the first time around. Hogan was previously the Secretary of Appointments for former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, Republican, from 2003 to 2007. Hogan is the son of Nora (Maguire) and Lawrence Hogan, Sr., who was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland's Fifth Congressional District from 1969 to 1975 and who was the Prince George's County, Md., County Executive from 1978 to 1982. Lawrence Hogan, Sr., was famous for being the first Republican Member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to call for the impeachment of former President Richard Nixon. Larry Hogan attended Florida State University from 1974 to 1978 and he received a bachelor’s degree in government and political science. While in college, Hogan worked at the Florida State Legislature and after graduation, he worked on Capitol Hill. Hogan helped his father run a successful campaign in 1978 for Prince George's County Executive, and he later worked for his father as an Intergovernmental Liaison. In 1985, Hogan founded Hogan Companies, which is engaged in brokerage, consulting, investment and the development of land, commercial and residential properties. He worked for the next eighteen years in the private sector.

Linda Bailey hired as Director, Washington, D.C., Vision Zero Office

Jan. 17, 2019: Linda Bailey was hired as the Director of the newly-created Vision Zero Office, a division of the Washington, D.C., city government, by Mayor Muriel Bowser yesterday, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. “Vision Zero is the District’s initiative to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the District of Columbia,” according to a statement from the Mayor’s Office. “The Vision Zero office is tasked with working collaboratively within DDOT [District Department of Transportation] and across District agencies to improve the safety of Washington, DC’s transportation network. Bailey will lead a team of engineering, policy, and community outreach staff.” Bailey comes to DDOT from the National Association of City Transportation Officials, where she was the executive director since 2014. Before that, Bailey worked for the New York City Department of Transportation. Bailey received a bachelor of arts degree and a master of urban planning degree from the University of Michigan. She is a member on the Committee on Large Cities for the Transportation Research Board and a former board member of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, Florida Democrat, appointed as Member, House Intelligence Committee

Jan. 17, 2019: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced new additions to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, during a closed-door Democratic caucus meeting. The newest Democratic Members on the high-profile committee are Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York Democrat; Raja Krishnamoorthi, Illinois Democrat; Val Demings, Florida Democrat; and Peter Welch, Vermont Democrat. Demings was previously the Chief of the Orlando Police Department. Maloney, who was first elected to Congress in 2012, was previously the White House Staff Secretary for former President Bill Clinton. The committee’s new Republican Members have not yet been announced. The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat.

Robert Donachie appointed Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, Texas Republican

Jan. 17, 2019: Robert Donachie has been appointed as the Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, Texas Republican. Donachie was most recently a White House reporter for The Washington Examiner newspaper.

Steve Pelham resigns as Chief of Staff, Alabama Governor's Office

Jan. 17, 2019: Steve Pelham plans to resign soon as the Chief of Staff at the Alabama Governor’s Office, Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Pelham has taken a new position as the Vice President for Economic Development and Chief of Staff to Auburn University President Steven Leath, effective in February, 2019. Pelham has been Ivey’s Chief of Staff since Ivey was elected as Alabama’s first Republican female Lieutenant Governor in 2011. Ivey has appointed former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner to succeed Pelham as her Chief of Staff. Bonner joined Ivey’s administration on Dec. 1, 2018, as Ivey’s Senior Adviser. In November, 2002, Bonner was elected to the first of six terms representing Southwest Alabama at the U.S. House of Representatives. Before that, Bonner was the Chief of Staff and Press Secretary for former U.S. Rep. Sonny Callahan, Mobile Republican.

Natalie Wagner appointed Deputy Secretary, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Jan. 17, 2019: Melissa McCaw, the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) Secretary, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, announced three senior-level officials in her office. The appointees are: Natalie Wagner, Deputy Secretary; Jonathan Harris, Undersecretary of Comprehensive Planning and Intergovernmental Policy; and Mark Pelka, Undersecretary for Criminal Justice. In addition, Anne Foley has been re-appointed as the Undersecretary of the Policy and Development and Planning Division, and Fae Brown-Brewton has been re-appointed as the Acting Undersecretary of Labor Relations. Wagner, of West Hartford, was most recently a member of the School Law Practice Group at the law firm of Shipman and Goodwin LLP, where she represents school districts in general and special education issues. She was previously the Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Office of Policy and Management; the Director of Legal and Government Affairs at the state’s Department of Education; and the Deputy Legal Counsel at the Governor’s Office.

Nancy Fox resigns as Staff Director, U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee

Jan. 17, 2019: Nancy Fox has resigned as the Staff Director at the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. Fox has taken a job as a principal at Winning Strategies Washington. “Founded in 2001 as a solution to the one-size-fits-all DC lobbying shop, WSW is an independent, bipartisan federal government relations and grants procurement firm,” according to a statement at Winning Strategies Washington’s website. “Our team of experienced professionals helps clients build and sustain their own unique presence in Washington to advance policy and funding priorities.”