Election 2018: Campaign Cash Continues Culture of Corruption in PG — on Angie Alsobrook’s List of those who may pay to play as she decides run for PG Exec or to replace Hoyer

  • Join our boat club! Full-service marina.

Campaign Cash Continues Culture of Corruption in PG
— on Angie Alsobrook’s List of those who may pay to play

Congressman Steny Hoyer’s home base in PG County sails his ship to safety in any GOP storm. Now at the age of 80 and serving for over three decades in the House of Representatives with little hope of ever becoming Speaker while playing second fiddle to Nancy Pelosi for ten years, he may call it quits. Hoyer is shown in this photo at Newton Manor where he holds his annual bull roast. To Hoyer’s right is the late Gov. Marvin Mandel. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

 

Analysis and Commentary

By Kenneth C. Rossignol

THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY

William+Alberto+Campos+Escobar PG Democrat lawmaker guilty of corruption in office

UPPER MARLBORO, MD. Prince George’s County politics and corruption have long been joined together by zoning and land use control, a fusion cemented by money and guided by tradition. As the suburban Washington, D.C. county shifted in demographics over the last four decades, the parade of guilty elected officials on the way to prison shifted from Irish and Italian politicos like Jesse Baggett, Anthony Cicoria, and Leonard Blondes to Black politician Jack Johnson and Latino Prince George’s County Councilman William Alberto Campos-Escobar .

They all have had several things in common; a command of ward-style politics, an unconditional love of easy money, boundless greed and being hunted by relentless federal prosecutors.

While PG County isn’t the sole repository of Maryland’s political corruption – Baltimore County’s most famous crooked politician was Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, and a recent Baltimore Mayor was convicted of stealing Christmas funds earmarked for children – PG has shown it can compete with the best crooks of other regions that the Free State has to offer when it comes to payoffs from developers.

THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY now on Amazon Kindle – FREE for Kindle Unlimited customers. Buy a copy on newsstands in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

The Maryland General Assembly enacted, in the early nineties, a law banning donations from developers to campaigns of politicians, following a series of political corruption scandals. Very quickly the political operatives of then Prince Georges County Executive Parris Glendening challenged the law in court resulting in the new clean politics legislation being dumped. A replacement law allowed slates to receive money.

A recent Supreme Court decision has shaken the issue even more and allowed almost unlimited cash to pour into the political campaign accounts of office seekers and office holders across the Free State – which is hardly without cost or consequence. The donors all expect something for their money. The politicians satisfy those expectations – in the form of public policy.

Jack Johnson became Prince George’s County States Attorney, serving two terms, and then moved on to become the county executive.  The opportunities to make bread and butter that bread with the smooth money of the developer/consultant/legal community was too good for Johnson to resist.

As Jack Johnson was being nabbed by the FBI with the spectacle of his wife, incoming Prince George’s County Councilmember Leslie Johnson stuffing cash in her bra and checks in her toilet as the G-Men banged down the front door…

As Jack Johnson was being nabbed by the FBI with the spectacle of his wife, incoming Prince George’s County Councilmember Leslie Johnson stuffing cash in her bra and checks in her toilet as the G-Men banged down the front door – it seemed to many that, finally, a new generation of elected officials would find public service to be rewarding, without lifestyles funded by bribes.

Prince Georges County Executive Jack Johnson now in prison for taking bribes.

With that new generation, has been the arrival of Prince George’s County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks to a crossroads in 2018 of either running for re-election or opting to file for election to be the first female to hold the office of county executive. In preparation for that decision, she has been building up her campaign war chest.

An examination of the recent filings with the Maryland Election Board shows that Alsobrooks has learned well from her predecessors and has been pumping the wells of the engineers, developers, real estate management, and land use connected legal industries in Prince George’s and beyond. In drilling down for campaign cash, it appears that Alsobrooks has left no developer connected wallet left unopened, no credit card un-swiped and no check uncashed.

According to the latest written statements by the Maryland Election Board in regards to campaign donation limits, it appears that at least a half-dozen campaign contributions reported by Alsobrooks violated prior election laws by exceeding the limits that were in place prior to 2014. Changes now allow higher amounts. A federal PAC is treated like a person under Maryland law. The contribution limits are $6,000 per campaign finance entity and $24,000 aggregate for the election cycle.

Ballotpedia explains the Maryland campaign finance law this way:

Maryland campaign finance laws are a complicated set of rules and regulations governing

how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations,

how much and how often they must report those contributions, and

how much individuals, organizations and political parties may contribute to campaigns.

In addition to direct campaign contributions, campaign finance laws also apply to third-party organizations and nonprofit organizations that seek to influence elections through independent expenditures or issue advocacy.

Individuals, corporations, and unions can contribute no more than $6,000 to candidates for office, and they can make unlimited contributions to ballot measure campaigns.

 

There are a few of Alsobrooks’ reported donations that also give the telltale hint of possibly avoiding legal limits by funneling donations to business associates and family members, in the same way, that St. John’s Properties owner, Edward St. John, did and causing him to be convicted of campaign finance violations and fined after an investigation by the Maryland State Prosecutor.

Alsobrooks has accepted campaign donations from three convicted felons, just in case anyone in Maryland gives a hoot about such appearances.

Two of those convicted felons also rank at the top of Maryland lobbyists, Gerry Evans and Bruce Bereano, both of whom served time and paid fines after being convicted. 

The third, former Maryland State Senator Tommie Broadwater just barely made it onto the rolls of campaign contributors to Alsobrooks growing campaign coffers. Broadwater’s on the record contribution is twenty-five dollars.

 

As ticket sales for various events are lumped together, Broadwater’s ability at moving voters to the polls and to fundraising events may well have resulted in far more funds for the ambitious prosecutor. Broadwater was convicted of federal food stamp fraud involving $70,000, lost his Senate seat, and went to jail for a spell. That record did nothing to deter the top names of the Democratic Party from being photographed with him as they sought his support in his vote-rich stronghold of Prince Georges close to the District line.

In fact, there are likely few who would view Broadwater’s donation to Alsobrooks as anything other simply one more show of support from a talented and hard-working citizen who has clawed his way to the top of the heap from mopping floors to owning a mansion in Upper Marlboro on a farm which was once the site of a plantation that was worked by slaves.

True too, for the elite of the Washington-Baltimore area’s development, real estate, financial and legal world. They are all there on Angie Alsobrook’s List – the Alsobrooks Political Improvement Fund.

There are many small donors on the list, citizens who fervently desire to see a black woman bust through the glass ceiling and hold the same job as men have in past years in PG County. After all, how can a woman do any worse than the men who have held the post? Alsobrooks could likely do much better.

However, it is the big payments, or perhaps Alsobrooks might prefer the term “contributions” to this ‘Angie’s List’, that clearly show that the developer/legal crowd expect far more than for their money than well-stocked public libraries, puppet shows and face painting in community centers and just maybe a better graduation rate in the public schools.

The developer/legal community is intelligent, focused, and highly trained in their skills at conjuring development proposals, achieving the accomplishment of the engineering details needed to pass muster and applying the grease of money to make it all work.  Campaign contributions recorded and reported are the official money that everyone sees.

The real money that changes hands is never seen until the bucks hit the fan and someone goes to jail.

Maryland politics has always been the land of winkin’, blinkin’ and nod when it comes to how decisions on public policy in zoning and land use are made.

Maryland politics has always been the land of winkin’, blinkin’ and nod when it comes to how decisions on public policy in zoning and land use are made.

Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel maintained a prominent role in Maryland politics for decades. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

One should never forget that the first act in the morality play that landed the late Governor Marvin Mandel in a federal prison on a racketeering conviction for over a year and a half began with the racetrack located in Upper Marlboro – just a short few blocks from Alsobrook’s office.  

Mandel’s conviction was later overturned on appeal and he was returned to the office of Governor for the last three days of his term and then resumed the practice of law. The days that spanned the first allegations of corruption to Mandel once again representing well-heeled clients in complicated land-use matters provided great insight into the political corruption, as well as entertainment, in Maryland.

There are two official Maryland’s.

The one of robust economic development providing jobs that is hawked by the current Governor Larry Hogan and the other of an underworld of political payoffs that keep investigators and prosecutors fully employed.  These are the dark holes of pay for play that the FBI ferrets out and reveals in federal indictments laid out by the U. S. Attorney.

Many Marylanders have attended political functions at the Newton Manor in Prince George’s County sponsored by Broadwater, U. S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, and others. The standard ticket price is $25. For that ticket price, the attendee would get a great meal, lots of good music and a chance to meet and greet those holding office from across the State. When developers and law firms spend thousands of dollars on a political campaign contribution, they usually don’t have to ask, “where’s the beef?” They know what to expect.
The following are highlights of the recent campaign contributions reported by Alsobrooks; future years will reveal what, if anything, the G-Men might turn up:

 

Total of Contributions other than from ticket purchases from individuals, Corporations, etc. = $263,805.00

 

Lawyers who donated to Angela Alsobrooks
election campaign:

Shipley, Horne & Hewlett, Upper Marlboro, Md.              $1,250.00

 

Law Offices of Norman Rivera LLC

17251Melford Blvd., Suite 200, Bowie,

MD 20715                                                                                      $1,750.00

 

Law Offices of Michael D. Herman                                         $100.00

6801 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 200,

Riverdale, MD 20737

 

Joseph Vallario, Jr. Attorney At Law                                      $250.00

5210 Auth Road, Suitland, MD 20745

 

Burton Firm, LLC                                                                          $250.00

6005 Old Silver Hill Road, Forestville,

MD 20747

B.K. Miller & Liquor Inc.
(family business of Maryland Senate President
and attorney Thomas “Mike” Miller)                                                   $250.00

9024 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, MD

20735

Bruce Bereano, right, after the funeral for Gov. Marvin Mandel in 2015. photo from Twitter

Office of Bruce C. Bereano
(disbarred as an attorney but remains a top lobbyist)                                     $500.00

191 Duke of Gloucester Street,

Annapolis, MD 21401
From The Baltimore Sun: Bruce Bereano is one of the best-known lobbyists in Annapolis, and has many high-profile clients. He is also one of two convicted felons in the top 10 of the lobbying list, having been convicted of mail fraud.

From The City Paper: Charged with stealing from his clients by fraudulently charging them for “legislative services” and using the money to make disguised contributions to politicians through his political-action committee, Bereano claimed the crimes were victimless.

From The Washington Post: Maryland’s top-paid lobbyists of the 2016 General Assembly session
#2. Bruce Bereano $1,389,363.71

Son of Controversial Lobbyist Gets Nod for Judgeship from Gov. Hogan

From The Baltimore Sun: Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday appointed three people to the Prince George’s County District Court, including a lawyer who is the son of a prominent and controversial Annapolis lobbyist.

Bryon Bereano is a widely-respected attorney for the Prince George’s County Office of Law and was vetted by the state’s non-partisan judicial nominating commission. He is also son to Bruce Bereano, the second-highest paid lobbyist in Annapolis and an ally of Hogan.  (Former Delegate) Maloney has also filed petitions to overturn the elder Bereano’s felony conviction for mail fraud in the 1990s. The case, which cost Bruce Bereano his law license, involved charging clients for what ultimately became political donations funneled through a political action committee.

 

Gingles, LLC                                                                                  $2,500.00

11785 BELTSVILLE DRIVE, SUITE 350, CALVERTON, MD 20705
Established in 2003, Gingles, LLC specializes in providing Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning, and Government Relations services to clients through the Baltimore and Washington areas.

 

Judge Greg Mathis                                                                      $4,000.00
19333 Redbridge Lane, Tarzana, CA
91356

Gregory Ellis “Greg” Mathis (born April 5, 1960) is a retired Michigan 36th District Court judge and syndicated television show arbiter on the long-running reality courtroom show Judge Mathis. Produced in Chicago, Illinois, the program has been on the air since 1999 and is currently into its 18th season as of September 5, 2016

Judge Gregory Mathis, 11/03/2016                                        $3,000.00
19333 Redbridge Lane, Tarzana, CA 91356
Warner Bros. Arts and Entertainment

Maryland Senate President Sen. Mike Miller, left, Maryland Sec. of Veterans Affairs George Owings and Speaker Michael Busch. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Marylanders for Miller   (attorney Sen. Mike Miller)                       $200.00
8808 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, MD
20735

B.K. Miller & Liquor Inc. (11/18/2016)                                                  $500.00
9024 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, MD 20735

Robert Antonetti             10/25/2016                                                      $2,000.00
15213 Buckeye Ct, North Potomac, MD. 20878
Shipley & Horne
Robert Antonetti, Jr. is one of the top-rated Land Use & Zoning attorneys in Largo, MD. –
Super Lawyers

Thomas Bundy, attorney                                                                          $2,000.00
Principal at Lawrence & Bundy LLC   12/21/2016
11401 Hunt Crossing Court, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Alan Cason, attorney with McGuire/Woods, 10/25/2016                               $3,000.00
4619 Sheppard Manor Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Joseph Chazen, attorney with Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum,     $2,000.00
11/06/2016
15305 ChinaBerry Street, N. Potomac, MD 20878

Roger Clark, 09/08/2016                                                                           $1,275.00
1415 Montague St. N.W., Washington, DC 20011
Squire Patton Boggs LLP (Attorneys)

Stephen Ellick, 12/07/2016                                                                      $2,000.00
7405 Glenbrook Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
Glazer Winston Legal

Gregory Gill,      11/10/2016                                                                     $1,000.00
11100 Brookes Reserve Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Venable is an American Lawyer 100 law firm. With more than 600 attorneys in nine offices across the country, we are strategically positioned to advance our clients’ business objectives in the U.S. and abroad

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP   01/06/2017                                       $1,000.00
218 N Charles Street, Ste 400, Baltimore, MD 21201
Baltimore law firm offering services for business transactions, education, employment, estate planning, healthcare law, and litigation.

Edward Gibbs Jr.,   10/26/2016                                                              $1,000.00
15305 Manor Village Lane, Rockville, MD 20853
Gibbs and Haller – Established in 1990, Gibbs and Haller work with both small and large businesses, as well as with real estate developers.

Thomas Haller   10/26/2016                                                                    $2,000.00
1300 Caraway Court, Suite 102, Largo, MD 20774
Gibbs and Haller

Lisa Jones   09/26/2016                                                                            $2,000.00
2423 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
Harris Jones & Malone, LLC

Michele La Rocca, 11/03/2016                                                                $1,000.00
4807 Guilford Road, College Park, MD 20740
Meyers Rodbell & Rosenbaum PA Legal

Law Offices of Hall, Butler, Macleary                                                   $1,000.00
& Barnes
                                          11/07/2016
17000 Science Drive, Suite 114, Bowie, MD 20715

Law Offices of Manotti L Jenkins LTD    11/10/2016                         $150.00
150 N Michigan Ave, Ste 2800, Chicago, IL 60601

Lawrence & Bundy LLC                 12/21/2016                                       $6,000.00
8115 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 350, Fulton, MD 20759
Lawrence & Bundy is a commercial litigation firm with a comprehensive breadth of experience representing and advising clients across a wide spectrum of industries.

Timothy Maloney (former Maryland Delegate) 11/10/2016           $1,000.00
4213 Glenridge St, Kensington, MD 20895
Joseph, Greenwald & Laake Legal

Marcus Bonsib LLC          11/10/2016                                                      $1,250.00
6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 116, Greenbelt, MD 20770

  1. Evan Meyers 11/04/2016 $1,000.00
    9964 Foxborough Cir, Rockville, MD 20850
    Meyers Rodbell & Rosenbaum PA


O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore PA     10/24/2016                        $2,000.00
11785 Beltsville Dr., 10th Fl., Calverton, MD 20705
For more than fifty years, the attorneys of O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A have maximized our clients’ successes by skillfully resolving their legal problems and protecting their rights.

Justin D. Ross,                  10/25/2016                                                      $3,050.00
7100 College Heights Dr., Hyattsville, MD 20782
Perry White Ross Jacobson

Shipley & Horne P.A.                    12/21/2016                                       $2,450.00
1101 Mercantile Lane, Suite 240, Largo, MD 20774

Gina Smith         11/04/2016                                                                    $1,000.00
801 Brantford Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Meyers Rodbell & Rosenbaum PA

Stan Derwin Brown Law Office LLC          10/26/2016                        $500.00
1300 Caraway Ct, Ste 101, Largo, MD 20774

Russell  Warfel,                               11/04/2016                                       $1,000.00
17405 Claggett Landing Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum

Gregory Wells                                 09/08/2016                                       $2,600.00
3119 Courtside Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721     11/10/2016        
$3,100.00
Shadoan, Michael, and Wells LLP Legal                  01/10/2017        
$500.00

Business and professional with interests in PG County who donated to Alsobrooks campaign in 2014:

 

Sen. Tommie Broadwater

Tommie Broadwater 09/08/2016                                                                         $25.00

5361 Sheriff Road, Fairmount Heights, MD 20743

In 1974 was elected to the Maryland State Senate, the first black senator from Prince Georges County. In 1983 he was convicted of food stamp fraud of $70,000 value, was sent to federal prison for four months and lost his Senate seat.

 

Keith Singletary, owner of two Chick-fil-A franchises in PG County             $500.00

 

Derrick Parks, CEO of Metropolitan Protective Services, Inc. currently provides professional, steadfast, reliable, and expert security services to the private commercial industry, foreign government entities, federal, state, and local governments.  –                                                 $1,000.00

 

3700 Donnell LLC

7309 Helmsdale Road, Bethesda, MD

Developer of large tract of commercial property in Forestville, Md.           $4,000.00

 

Arel Architects Inc.                                                                                    $2,750.00
5827 Allentown Way, Temple Hills, MD 20748

Charles Bailey, Marrick Properties, Inc

  1. O. Box 1048, Dunkirk, MD 20754 $1,000.00

 

Basim Kattan & Associates Inc. 10/24/2016                                       $2,000.00

2220 46th St NW, Washington, DC  20007

Land Developer

 

May Bedolach, 02/04/2016                                                                     $2,000.00

1111 Park Centre Blvd, Suite 450,

Miami, FL 33169

Alliance Business Capital Group LLC

 

Ralph Bazilio   11/09/2016                                                                       $500.00

3400 Enterprise Road, Suite 400,

Mitchellville, MD 20721

From The Washington Times coverage of the Federal political corruption conviction of Jeffrey E. Thompson who was the founder of the firm now owned by Bazilio.
“Still, Mr. Bazilio and other top officials at the company have been well-known donors over the years, often giving on the same day and in the same amount as other donors tied to Thompson. The Washington Times reported in 2012 that Mr. Bazilio has faced misdemeanor criminal charges for unrelated election law complaints in Maryland.

A 2006 case against Mr. Bazilio was dropped after the political action committee where he was an officer paid thousands of dollars in fines and filed updated campaign reports.”

 

Big City Foods LLC           12/07/2016                                                      $2,000.00
Carolina Kitchen at Capital Centre
800 C Shoppers Way, Largo, MD 20774

 

Brightseat Associates LLC            10/25/2016                                       $1,750.00

2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, 8th Fl,

Rockville, MD 20852

 

Dennis Brownlee      01/05/2017                                                            $750.00

4003 Bald Hill Terrace, Mitchellville,

MD 20721

NAI Michael Company

 

Elizabeth Buck      11/07/2016                                                                 $3,000.00

3019 Solomon’s Island Road,

Edgewater, MD 21037

From Buck Distributing website: Betty is a proud past Chairman of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Maryland Judicial Compensation Commission Chairman, Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Executive Board and many, many more

 

Jesse Buggs Jr.  01/08/2017                                                                    $1,000.00

13113 Ovalstone Ln, Bowie, MD 20715

City of Bowie, Maryland Administrative, and Management

Calvin Cafritz Investments, 10/20/2016                                               $4,500.00

1828 L Street NW, Suite 703,

Washington, DC 20036-5104

 

Camark Land Company LLC, 10/24/2016                                             $1,000.00

12300 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville,

MD 20705

 

Centre at Forestville, LLC, 10/24/2016                                                 $2,000.00

1919 West Street, Suite, Annapolis,

MD 21401

 

Cherokee Management, 10/25/2016                                                    $2,000.00

2700 S Nelson Street, Arlington, VA

22206

 

Michael Chiaramonte, 12/15/2016                                                       $6,000.00

510 Cathedral Drive, Alexandria, VA

22314

Michael J. Chiaramonte & Associates, LLC

Administrative and Management

 

Clean Sweep Refuse LLC, 12/12/2016                                                   $1,500.00

6305 Ivy Lane, Ste 720, Greenbelt, MD

20770

 

John Clendenin, 01/05/2017                                                                   $1,500.00

3610 Golden Hill Dr., Mitchellville, MD

20721

Self Employed Science and Technology

 

Timothy Cordero, 01/09/2017                                                                $500.00

851 Brightseat Road, Hyattsville, MD

20785

Blue Line Security Services

 

CPH 6000 LLC, 12/16/2016                                                                       $2,000.00

6000 Executive Blvd, N Bethesda, MD

20852

 

CPH 7201 LLC, 12/16/2016                                                                       $2,000.00

7201 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD

20814

 

Sheila Curry, 11/10/2016                                                                          $1,000.00

14413 Waynesford Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Homemaker

 

Tanya Curtis, 01/10/2017                                                                         $1,000.00

137 National Plaza, Ste 300, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

  1. Curtis & Company, P.C. Financial

CV Inc. 10/25/2016                                                                                     $1,000.00

11808 Kigger Jack Lane, Clarksburg, MD 20871

 

Delmarva Site Development Inc.,   12/02/2016                                 $1,000.00

2200 Defense Hwy, Ste 107, Crofton, MD 21114

 

Bernard Demczuk, 09/08/2016                                                               $525.00

918 French Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

The George Washington University Administrative and Management

 

Denison Landscaping Inc.,   11/09/2016                                               $6,500.00

8911 Oxon Hill Road, #B, Fort

Washington, MD 20744

Dennis Devery, 10/23/2016                                                                     $500.00

9 Locust Court, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Thomas Edison State University Administrative and Management

Greg Deweese   10/26/2016                                                                   $3,750.00
9344 Lanham Severn Road, Lanham, MD 20706

President at Total Civil Construction; Principal at Wellingford Millwork

Washington D.C. Metro Area Construction

 

DICO Inc. 10/19/2016                                                                                $1,000.00

PO Box 405, Bladensburg, MD 20710
Concrete contractor

 

Dixie Construction Co. Inc. 01/03/2017                                                $500.00

260 Hopewell Road, Churchville, MD 21028
Dixie Construction Company, Inc. is a family owned and operated site development, earth moving, underground utilities and road building contractor that was founded in Harford County, Maryland in 1968. Operating initially as a small paving business, Dixie Construction Company has grown and evolved into one of the premiere site preparation construction companies located in Mid-Atlantic area. Offices are located in Churchville, MD, Beltsville, MD and Georgetown, DE.

 

Kathleen O. Dugan, 09/12/2016                                                                            $1,000.00

16012 Burtons Lane, Laurel, MD 20707

E House Executive Security Professionals, 11/10/2016                   $5,850.00

4710 Auth Pl, Ste 420, Suitland, MD 20746

Rick Edson, 10/17/2016                                                                            $1,000.00

4520 East West #615, Bethesda, MD 20814

Housing Capital Advisors, LLC Administrative and Management

 

Electronic Security Services Inc. 02/02/2016                                       $500.00

15050 Buck Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

 


Victoria Ellis
   12/30/2016                                                         $1,000.00

35 Technology Drive, Warren, NJ  07059

Bohler Engineering Administrative and Management

 

EM Holdings LLC  11/10/2016                                                  $1,500.00

217 P Street NW, Washington, DC  20001
Eric Magwood

CEO at EM Holdings LLC, Government Relations

 

Enterprise Realty Services Inc.   10/30/2016                        $500.00

PO Box 59347, Potomac, MD 20859

 

  1. L. A. Limited Partnership 12/16/2016 $1,000.00

702 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD  20877

Antwanye Ford,       11/10/2016                                              $1,000.00

1101 Connecticut Ave NW,

Washington, DC 20036

Enlightened Inc. Administrative and Management
Enlightened seeks to distinguish itself by collaborating and focusing on projects where there is a significant “return on investment” for our services, and by continually developing innovative solutions that anticipate the needs of our customers.

 

 

Four Stars Enterprises Inc.  10/25/2016                                               $2,000.00

Arena Sunoco

1020 Largo Center Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

 

Fraternal Order of Police Prince   01/09/2017                                    $500.00

Georges County Lodge 89 Inc.

PO Box 510, Lothian, MD 20711

G & I Contracting Inc. 01/04/2017                                                         $500.00

10772 TUCKER STREET,

BELTSVILLE, MD 20705

 

Robert Gilbane Jr.,   10/26/2016                                                            $1,000.00

1315 W St NW, Apt 461, Washington, DC 20009

Gilbane Development Company Administrative and Management

 

Gingles LLC         10/24/2016                                                                     $4,500.00

14401 Sweitzer La, Ste 570, Laurel, MD 20707

 

GKG Partnership              02/04/2016                                                     $1,000.00

3334 Kenilworth Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Greenlife Property Group LLC, 10/24/2016                                         $1,000.00

2410 Evergreen Road, Ste 104, Gambrills, MD 21054

 

Cory Arnez Griffin           01/10/2017                                                     $1,530.00

1515 Lawrence St NE, Washington, DC  20017

As an experienced senior executive, Corey Arnez Griffin, now CEO of 2GIP, LLC, a professional services and government affairs firm, has spent more than 20 years in international development, technology, management consulting and government.

 

Everett Hamilton                            01/09/2017                                       $3,000.00
1434 Oglethorpe Street NW,

Washington, DC 20011
Octane LLC
As one of two founders of Octane, Everett Hamilton provides leadership and vision for sustaining one of the most successful and industry-lauded public relations firms in the District of Columbia.

 

Hampshire View Apartments II LLC         10/28/2016                        $1,000.00
5950 Ager Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782

 

Phyllis Hartman      01/05/2017                                                                            $500.00
1090 Larkspur Terrace, Rockville, MD  20850
Hartman Design Group

 

Nicole Haymon-Rivera, 01/05/2017                                                      $2,000.00

7743 Water St, Fulton, MD 20759

Progressive,  Administrative and Management

 

Abraham Helal 12/21/2016,                                                                   $2,780.00

8607 Central Ave, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Gray Graphics Corporation Administrative and Management

 

Henry’s Soul Food Café 12/08/2016                                                      $1,000.00

1282 Small Wood Dr., Waldorf, MD 20603

Iron World Manufacturing LLC    12/09/2016                                     $1,000.00

9390 Davis Ave, Howard County, MD  20723

Jackson-Shaw Brickyard LP     11/10/2016                                           $1,000.00

4890 Alpha Rd, Ste 100, Dallas, TX  75244

JLT Trucking Inc.              12/15/2016                                                      $500.00

455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 400,

Washington, DC 20004

 

Johnson Development Assoc.     10/24/2016                                       $1,000.00

PO Box 3524, Spartanburg, SC 29304

 

Kerley Signs Inc                               02/04/2016                                       $1,000.00

7650 Preston Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785

 

KHM Limited Partnership LLC     12/08/2016                                       $3,000.00
10100 Business Pkwy, Lanham, MD 20706

 

Kirby Road Industrial Park 12/08/2016                                                $1,000.00

10100 Business Parkway, Lanham, MD 20706

 

Michael Klein  12/30/2016                                                                       $500.00

4707 Wards Chapel Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Klein Enterprises Administrative and Management

 

La Perez Consulting LLC 01/05/2017                                                      $250.00

5327 Crittenden St, Ste A, Hyattsville, MD 20781

… $250.00 Check $250.00

 

Largo 95 LLC 12/16/2016                                                                          $1,000.00
1100/1200 Mercantile Lane, Largo, MD 20774

 

 

Gloria Lawlah, 09/08/2016                                                                                     $100.00

3801 24th Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748

Self Employed Administrative and Management

 

Gloria Lawlah  01/05/2017                                                                                     $500.00

3801 24th Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748

Self Employed Administrative and Management

 

Lawrence Street Industry LLC 12/06/2016

4700 Lawrence Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

… $500.00 Check $500.00

 

Christopher Lawson       08/23/2016                                                                     $2,130.00

802 Palatine Pl, Bowie, MD 20716

Insuraty Inc. Financial

Chris Lawson is President Broker and Insurance Advisor of Insuraty Inc., an employee benefits brokerage servicing mid-sized companies and organizations in the area of employee benefits consulting, brokerage and administration including retirement plan advisory, administration, and human resources management.

 

Lenhart Traffic Consulting Inc.    10/26/2016                                                     $1,000.00

331 Redwood Grove Ct., Millersville, MD 21108

 

Michael Lenhart              01/04/2017                                                                     $250.00

331 Redwood Grove Court, Millersville, MD 21108

Lerner Development Company LP  10/25/2016                                                $250.00

2000 Tower Oaks Blvd, 8th Floor, Rockville, MD 20852

 

Leveraged Leadership Group LLC             08/10/2016                                       $1,050.00

3306 Shortridge Ln, Ste 100, Mitchellville, MD 20721

 

Leveraged Leadership Group LLC             11/10/2016                                       $500.00

3306 Shortridge Ln, Ste 100, Mitchellville, MD 20721

 

Ligon Electric Inc.            10/25/2016                                                                    $3,500.00

6522 Old Landover Road, Landover, MD 20785

 

Gregory Ligon,                 09/08/2016                                                                     $50.00

6522 Old Landover Hills, Hyattsville, MD 20785

 

Gregory Ligon    01/11/2017                                                                                    $55.00

6522 Old Landover Hills, Hyattsville, MD 20785

 

Locust Lane Farms Inc.  10/13/2016                                                                     $1,000.00

PO Box 2189, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773

 

 

Alexander Lyles    10/28/2016                                                                                $1,000.00
4503 Sherborn Ln, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Self Employed Real Estate

M. T. Laney Company Inc. 10/25/2016 $1,000.00

  1. 5400 Enterprise St, Eldersburg, MD 21784

MacArthur Development LLC     10/25/2016                                                      $1,000.00
6500 Seven Locks Road, Ste 210,
Cabin John, MD 20818

MacArthur Development, LLC “MacDev” is the real estate development company of Robert Calhoun Smith, Jr

Chandra Mallina              12/13/2016                                                                     $500.00
11455 Harding Road, Laurel, MD 20723
Cedar Lane Overlook LLC

Marriott International Inc.          10/19/2016                                                      $2,000.00
1965 Hawks Landing, Louisville, TN 37777

Thomas McCullough      10/27/2016                                                                     $500.00
2830 Chesterfield Place NW,
Washington, DC 20008
McCullough Construction Services

Joann McDonald  09/08/2016                                                                                $500.00
PO Box 5021, Upper Marlboro, MD 20775
Workforce Recruiters Administrative and Management

David Michael   12/02/2016                                                                                    $5,000.00
1922 Chaparral Court, Crownsville, MD 21032
The NAI Michael Company

MLK Beltway LLC             12/08/2016                                                                     $3,000.00
10100 Business Pkwy, Lanham, MD 20706

Gregory Minkoff                             01/08/2017                                                      $1,000.00
11716 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705
Minkoff Company Construction Services
At Minkoff Company, we are property restoration specialists. It’s all we do.

MNCPPC Maryland National Capitol Park                                                          $750.00
& Planning Commission
09/20/2016
6611 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737

Created in 1927, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) embodies the vision of forward-looking community leaders who saw the need to plan for orderly development and protection of the natural resources in the two suburban counties bordering the District of Columbia.

 

Oakland Consulting Group          01/05/2017                                                      $1,000.00
9501 Sheridan Street, Ste 200, Lanham, MD 20706
Octane LLC         01/05/2017                                                                                    $6,000.00
1436 U Street NW, Ste 103, Washington, DC 20009
One Beltway North LLC                10/19/2016                                                      $3,000.00
10230 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Optotraffic  10/17/2016                                                                                          $3,500.0
4600 FORBES BOULEVARD, LANHAM, MD 20706
Kerry Pearson                  10/28/2016                                                                     $1,200.00
750 3rd St NW, Ste 404, Washington, DC 20001
The Kerry S. Pearson LLC Administrative and Management

Jon M. Peterson                              10/24/2016                                                      $4,000.00
12500 Fair Lakes Cir, Ste 400, Fairfax, VA 22033
The Peterson Companies Administrative and Management

Joseph Peterson                                            01/10/2017                                       $250.00
1900 Sunset Harbour Drive, #1710, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Melissa Peterson                            07/12/2016                                                      $1,000.00
3331 Pensa Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041
Blue Sky Innovative Solutions Administrative and Management

Milton Peterson               10/24/2016                                                                     $4,000.00
12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Ste 400, Fairfax, VA 22033
The Peterson Companies Administrative and Management

PMM Enterprises LLC     10/24/2016                                                                     $1,000.00
P. O. Box 22150, Alexandria, VA 22304

Professional Equity Limited Partnership                  12/16/2016                        $1,000.00
101 Lakeforest Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Rare Design Studio         10/25/2016                                                                     $1,000.00
4300 W Streetsboro Road, Richfield, MD 44286

Mark Regulinski,              10/20/2016                                                                     $4,000.00
2014 Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20010
Riverdale Project Consulting, LLC Architect/Surveyor

Ribera Development LLC             10/24/2016                                                      $2,000.00
2661 Riva Road, Suite 340, Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Major Riddick                   09/08/2016                                                                     $1,050.00
8181 Professional Place, Ste 202, Landover, MD 20785
Strategic Solutions Center Administrative and Management

Major Riddick                   10/26/2016                                                                     $2.050.00
8181 Professional Place, Ste 202, Landover, MD 20785
Strategic Solutions Center Administrative and Management

Manervia Riddick            01/03/2017                                                                     $2,000.00
801 Othman Dr., Fort Washington, MD 20744
Self Employed Administrative and Management

Ritchie Road Partnership             02/04/2016                                                      $1,000.00
3334 Kenilworth Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Riverview LLC                   12/16/2016                                                                     $1,000.00
6196 Oxen Hill Road, Oxen Hill, MD 20745

Rocky Gorge Development LLC  10/31/2016                                                     $500.00
1420 Beverly Road, Ste 300, McLean, VA 22101

Sandpiper LLC  11/07/2016                                                                                     $1,000.00
211 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Lance Schwarz                  02/01/2016                                                                     $500.00
1317 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Lance Schwarz has been with NAI Michael since 2000.

Seal Pros Inc.                    10/24/2016                                                                     $4,000.00
PO Box 1498, Waldorf, MD 20604

Joel Rozner                       10/10/2016                                                                    $1,100.00
659 Santa Maria Ln, Davidsonville, MD 21035

Shady Grove Tech Ctr. Assoc. LP               12/16/2016                                       $1,000.00
15200 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Peter Shapiro    10/11/2016                                                                                    $1,000.00
3765 Northampton St NW, Washington, DC 20015
Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County

Guy Silverman                  10/04/2016                                                                     $2,000.00
4516 Maple Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Soltesz                 10/25/2016                                                                                    $2,000.00
2 Research Place, Ste 100, Rockville, MD 20850

Strategic Solutions Center, LLC  12/30/2016                                       $1,000.00
8181 Professional Place, Suite 202, Landover, MD 20785

  1. Robert Strittmatter, 10/20/2016 $2,000.00
    12607 Winter Wren Court, Oak Hill, VA 20171
    Strittmatter Land, LLC Real Estate

    Jonathan Studdard                       12/22/2016                                       $6,000.00
    5457 Phelps Luck Drive, Columbia, MD 21045
    Visionary Technology Consultants LLC Administrative and Management

Sun Services       10/19/2016                                                                     $4,000.00
11299 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD 20705

Technology Investors LLC            02/16/2016                                       $4,500.00
2560 Lord Baltimore Drive, Baltimore, MD 21244

The Brooks Group LLC                  09/08/2016                                       $1,000.00
12509 Plantation Drive, Bowie, MD 20613

Themba Creative Learning Center LLC    11/09/2016                        $1,000.00
6715 Cipriano Road, Lanham, MD 20706

Timberlake Homes BT                   10/12/2016                                       $2,000.00
888 Bestgate Rd, Ste 411, Annapolis, MD 21401

Veterans Services Corp.               12/07/2016                                       $1,500.00
55 M Street SE, Ste 350, Washington, DC 20003

Edwin Villegas,                 10/24/2016                                                      $500.00
1010 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 303, Washington, DC 20007
Winmar Construction

Veterans Services Corp.                12/07/2016                                       $1,500.00
55 M Street SE, Ste 350, Washington, DC 20003

Visionary Technology Consultants LLC   12/22/2016                        $6,000.00
8161 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Fulton, MD 20759


VOB Limited Partnership              10/28/2016                                       $2,000.00
8245 Boone Blvd, Ste 550, Vienna, VA 22182


Vondas Brothers Enterprises LLC             11/01/2016                        $1,000.00
4801 St Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

White Oak Associates LP             12/16/2016                        $1,000.00
11120 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904

 

Total of Contributions other than from ticket purchases from individuals, Corporations, etc. = $263,805.00


 

 

MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Issue Date: April 11, 2014

Contribution Limits

The State Board of Elections issues this guidance for publication and inclusion as a

section in the Summary Guide reaffirming its legal understanding of the contribution

limits by a person in an election cycle.

A person may not make a contribution in excess of $4,000 to a political committee during

the election cycle. See Election Law Article §13-226(b). However, recent litigation has

questioned the application and enforcement of the aggregate contribution limits by a

person in an election cycle. The Supreme Court recently held in McCutcheon v. Federal

Election Commission that aggregate contribution limits are invalid under the First

Amendment. The Office of Attorney General has advised that based on the

pronouncement in the McCutcheon decision, the aggregate contribution limit in Election

Law Article § 13-226(b)(2) is unconstitutional and may not be enforced. Therefore, a

person may make an unlimited aggregate amount of total contributions, but not in excess

of $4,000 to any one political committee.1

Anti-circumvention restrictions are still enforceable for contributions. The $4,000

contribution limit applies to all campaign finance entities formed to support and

authorized by the candidate. For example, a person may make a $4,000 contribution to

Candidate X and still be prohibited from making any contributions to any slates of which

Candidate X is a member unless the contribution is expressly earmarked for use by the

other candidates on the slates. The reason is that the slate contribution would be partially

attributed to Candidate X, and thus total contributions would exceed the $4,000 limit to

Candidate X. See Election Law Article §13-226(d).

Additionally, a contributor may not use political action committees to circumvent the

contribution limits or to conceal the true intended recipient of the contribution. See

Election Law Article §13-229.

The Assistant Attorney General assigned to the State Board of Elections has reviewed

and approved this guidance.