Mark Herring is set to take office for the first time in his role as governor on Tuesday, replacing Lt.
Herring, who has been the governor for just over two years, will be sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence and will be inaugurated at 2 p.m. at the Capitol.
He is expected to face opposition from Maryland’s two Democratic U.S. senators, Jon Tester and Ben Cardin, and the state’s two Republican U.s., Tom Wolf and Mike Brennan.
Herring will succeed outgoing Gov.
Larry Hogan, who announced in March that he would step down to focus on his role in overseeing the state of Maryland.
The announcement came on the heels of Hogan’s resignation in March, shortly after the state began investigating a former aide for sexual harassment allegations.
Herings first major move in the role came as the governor sought to bring together a team of state employees, including the governor’s chief of staff and a number of senior civil servants, to help lead the state.
His predecessor, Hogan, was expected to step down after the 2018 election.