Bohanan Leaves Hoyer's Employ - Southern Maryland Headline News

Bohanan Leaves Hoyer's Employ


(October 2, 2015)—John L. Bohanan, Jr. departed Rep. Steny Hoyer's staff Wednesday, September 30, to join Cornerstone Government Affairs as a consultant, according to a press release issued by Hoyer's office today. Bohanan enjoyed the title of Senior Advisor for Rep. Hoyer in addition to Constituent Liaison for the Office of the Minority Whip. He began his employment with Hoyer as the district director.

Bohanan served in the Maryland General Assembly representing District 29B in St. Mary's County. He held that position from December 16, 1999 to January 14, 2015. He was narrowly defeated (76 votes) by Republican Deb Rey in the 2014 election.

Bohanan was paid $104,833 in 2014 for his role as senior advisor and $11,000 for his role as constituent liaison for a total 2014 federal salary of $115,833.

After Bohanan lost the state election in 2014, his senior advisor compensation from Hoyer went up significantly, according to public records. He was paid $38,500 and $39,000 for 2015 quarters one (Q1) and two (Q2) respectively versus his 2014 Q4 compensation of $27,500. This represents a 41.2% increase for 2015 Q2 over 2014 Q4. 2015 Q3 records are not yet available. Assuming similar compensation for 2015 Q3, the estimated annualized increase in salary would have been $45,500. Coincidentally, the annual salary for a Maryland state delegate is $43,500 per year plus per diem. The Maryland General Assembly typically meets 90 days per year.

“I will miss having him on my team as a trusted and dependable advisor working on issues important to the Fifth District, and I wish him well in his next pursuits,” wrote Hoyer in his press release. “I wish him, his wife Mary, and their family all the best in the years to come.”

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