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Jeb Bush to be featured speaker at Maryland Gov. Hogan's inauguration

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be the featured speaker at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration Wednesday, according to Hogan’s office.

Bush, a Republican who is the son and brother of presidents and a former rival of President Donald Trump, will join Hogan as he takes the oath of office for a second four-year term.

Bush’s and Hogan’s fathers served together in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hogan’s father, Lawrence Hogan, served in Congress from 1969 to 1975, representing Maryland’s 5th District, while George H. W. Bush represented Texas’ 7th District from 1967 to 1971.

Additionally, Hogan’s office said former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, a Democrat, will introduce the governor.

Hogan’s festivities start at 9 a.m. on the north lawn of the State House in Annapolis. Hogan — just the second Republican governor re-elected in Maryland history — and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford will be sworn in at noon.

Rutherford will be introduced by his daughters, Kristen Rutherford and Lauren Rutherford.

Both men will be sworn-in by Mary Ellen Barbera, the chief judge of Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

The governor will hold a public reception at the State House at 1:30 p.m, according to his office.

The Maryland National Guard’s Army Band, the Cardinal Shehan School Choir from Baltimore, the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Chamber Choir from Hagerstown, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Chamber Choir and the Naval Academy Glee Club are among the groups performing at the inauguration.

All of the events in Annapolis are free.

The governor will celebrate at 8 p.m. with a $150-a-ticket gala at MGM National Harbor casino in Prince George’s County.

Hogan, a Prince George’s native, held his first inaugural gala in 2015 in Baltimore.

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