Maryland Reporter fundraiser nets $25,000

More than 100 people packed the upstairs bar at Harry Browne’s across from the State House Thursday night for’s third annual happy hour fundraiser that raised close to $25,000 to support the daily State Roundup of news.

This year’s guest bartenders were Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate Majority Leader Catherine Pugh and Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings shown in photo above. We’ll post more photos from the event later today.’s founding editor and publisher thanked the members of the host committee and sponsors for their support of comprehensive coverage of state government and politics.

Here is the list of major donors and sponsors.

Capital Sponsors

The Mikulis Family
Steve Geimann of Bloomberg News

Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver

William Collet
Gerry Evans
Alexander & Cleaver
Host Committee
Manis Canning & Associates
Senator & Mrs. Marty Madden
Michael & Joanne Davis
Group Benefit Services, Inc.
Maryland Multi-Housing Assn
Schwartz, Metz & Wise
Harris Jones & Malone
Ellen Valentino

Perry White Ross & Jacobson
Dr. Richard Vatz

Friends of Len
Damian O’Doherty
Jeff Troll of Pinnacle Advisory
Dan Gainor
David Albert
The Hon. Jeffrie Zellmer
Dennis & Sandy Schrader
Alice Neily Mutch
Dr. C. Vernon Gray
Delegate Johnny Wood
Strategic Campaign Group
Steve & Lee Sachs
Maryland Petroleum Council
Richard Johnson
Washington Gas
Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland
William Vaughan
Bill Kress
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Jewel Rucker
Delegate Chris West
Senator Frank Kelly
Common Cause Maryland

Hogan Len Lazarick Glynis Jaymi Sterling
At the end of the evening, Gov. Hogan explained to Len Lazarick and Glynis Kazanjian of how the campaign ad starring his daughter Jaymi Sterling, far right, was crucial in responding to attacks on him over women’s issues.