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state legislator

John L. Bohanan, American state legislator. Member of Tri-County Council Southern Maryland, Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission Early Child Care & Education, Special Task Force Transit-Oriented Development.


Bohanan, John L. was born on September 12, 1958 in Leonardtown, Maryland, United States.


Delegate Bohanan attended St. Mary's Ryken High School in Leonardtown, Maryland. He later graduated from Towson State University in 1981 with his Bachelor of Science Degree in finance. Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Roy P. Dyson, 1981-87.


Bohanan is chairman of the House Spending Affordability Committee. Born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, September 12, 1958 Also, in Maryland, once the Governor has submitted his budget, the General Assembly must approve it. It cannot add to the budget, but it can cut it.

The Spending Affordability Committee, which Bohanan chairs, determines which cuts, if any, are appropriate under a set of guidelines set-up by the committee.


  • 2010 Most Influential Maryland Legislators (Top 20).


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


A member of House of Delegates since December 16, 1999, Delegate Bohanan is the Deputy Majority Whip for floor votes. Bohanan is also a member of the House Appropriations Committee and its pensions oversight, its personnel committee its capital budget and is Chairman of its and Economic Development Subcommitte.


Married; 3 children.