Silver Spring, MD – This evening Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Senate President Mike Miller headlined a sold out, grass roots fundraiser for Senator Roger Manno at Silver Spring’s family-owned restaurant, Sole d’Italia.
The standing room only event raised some $30,000 for the second term state senator, who is one of the Maryland Senate’s top fundraisers and notable elected official supporters of the Maryland Democratic Party.
Speaking to the crowd, Attorney General Brian Frosh stated “(Roger’s) someone who fights for the little guy. He fight’s for women, he fights for the poor, he fights for the sick… he does a great job.”
Senate President Mike Miller stated “Roger is our go-to guy in Annapolis on education, on the environment, on labor… he’s a champion for everybody.”
Nancy King, Chair of the Montgomery County Senate Delegation stated “I don’t know of a more passionate senator than we have with Roger. Always the champion for the underdog, for the people who are the most in need… Roger’s the guy, in a lot of cases, who is there representing the weakest of the weak.”
In attendance were dozens of elected officials and activists, including: Montgomery County senators Nancy J King and Brian Feldman; all 3 delegates from the 19th District, Maricé Morales, Bonnie Cullison and Ben Kramer; Prince George’s Delegate Jimmy Tarlau; former Attorney General Doug Gansler; former mayors Peter Fosselman and Jordan Harding; former 19th District delegates Carol Petzold and Hank Heller; Board of Education candidate Shebra Evans; Democratic Party officials Wendy Cohen, Linda Mahoney, Erin L Yeagley, Harold Diamond, Chris Bradbury, Luisa Arevalo, Marlin J. Jenkins, Jheanelle K. Wilkins; Assistant Comptroller John Gontrum; Leisure World Democratic Club President Emile Milne; Progressive Democrats of America leader Mike Hersh; numerous civic leaders, including Ernst Benjamin, Michael Rubinstein (Layhill area), Carole Ann Barth (4 Corners); Ira Ungar (Kemp Mill); and local community leaders, Charlotte Crutchfield, Paul Bardack, and many others.
Also attending were numerous representatives from business and labor. To view Edward Kimmel’s photos from the event, click here.
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