ELECTION 2022 – THE MONEY BEHIND THE FAR-LEFT SOCIALIST BRIAN CROSBY
BY KEN ROSSIGNOL
THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY
NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON THE 2022 ELECTION
SILVER SPRING, MD – Maryland Democrat Delegate Brian Crosby held a big fundraiser at the end of September in the county that reflects his voting record the very best, and it sure as hell wasn’t in St. Mary’s County. Instead, a bevy of liberal Democrats rallied the rich of the wealthy elitist county in a brewery in Silver Spring to raise money to pay for TV ads and endless postcards to blanket the district in which Crosby stands a very good chance of losing in the General Election on November 8, 2022.
Crosby is trying to hang onto the seat in the Maryland House of Delegates that he won in 2018, in the story of Mary Bohanan’s revenge for the defeat of her husband in the 2014 election for District 29-B in the southern half of St. Mary’s County.
Delegate John Bohanan lost to Republican Deb Rey, which derailed his plans to become Speaker of the House of Maryland upon Mike Busch vacating the post of Speaker. It was a double whammy for Mary Bohanan in 2014 when her husband was kicked to the curb by the voters in the county in which he grew up and lived all his life, whipped by a female conservative Republican and Air Force veteran who works as a defense contractor since she retired from the military.
Mary Bohanan’s brother, Senator Roy Dyson, also had his forty-year career as an elected official brought to a halt in 2014 when he was whipped by Republican Steve Waugh for the Maryland Senate seat shared by St. Mary’s County and the tip of Calvert.
Democrat Roy Dyson was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates from St. Mary’s/Charles three-member district in 1974 and won five terms representing the First Congressional District of Maryland in 1980 before losing to Republican Wayne Gilchrest in 1990. In 1994, Dyson won the first of five terms in the Maryland Senate.
Ironically, it was the successful work of Bohanan as the senior aide to U. S. Rep. Steny Hoyer from 1992 until 2015 that landed more than 20,000 new jobs at the Naval Air Warfare Center at Pax River NAS that brought Deb Rey to the area. Hoyer moved to St. Mary’s County in time for the redistricting shuffle to add Southern Maryland to the Fifth Congressional District that Hoyer represented.
Crosby, with a background in the Army, is the only military veteran that the liberal Democrats will celebrate as GOP candidate Eric Anderson was lambasted by a St. Mary’s College of Maryland senior professor for his campaign materials, just as Crosby has done, that prominently displayed his service in the military when he was Bohanan’s opponent in the 2010 General Election.
That wasn’t the only change in the delegate race as Bohanan shifted his stance on same-sex marriage as “marriage is only between a man and a woman” to become the deciding vote for same-sex marriage when it passed the Maryland General Assembly, ensuring Bohanan’s liberal credentials to gain Montgomery County support for Speaker. Bohanan said that if one of his sons was able to express love by being with another man, he wouldn’t stand in the way – which was rather cruel as none of his sons is gay but never stand in front of a bus that a politician is driving.
05/17/2022 Harmon, Gail, 4225 Lenore Lane NW, Washington, DC, District Of Columbia 20008, donated $250.00 to the Brian Crosby campaign.
Harmon owns the five-acre Tippity Wichity Island in the St. Mary’s River which is currently for sale for $2.1 million, according to a deed showing a transfer into her name and her husband in 2012 in the Maryland land records.
FROM ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND profile of Board of Trustees Member Gail Harmon
Gail Harmon is a Partner in the firm of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg, and Eisenberg, Washington, DC
Harmon is a partner in the law firm of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg and is a recognized authority on exempt organizational law, having advised in the field for over 25 years. She provides strategic advice to a wide range of progressive foundations, charitable and lobbying organizations, associations, and political action committees on federal tax law, federal election law, and other legal issues. She is a frequent speaker, writer, and commentator on issues affecting the nonprofit sector and an active participant with the legal and nonprofit community in developing the law in this area. Gail wrote the book on law for nonprofit political activities, authoring one of the first major publications on the lobbying rules for charities, which is still an important reference today.
Harmon has been instrumental in the growth of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. Representing many of the country’s most significant groups over the past four decades, Harmon is an expert on the unique legal and reporting issues for nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations. She is responsible for the formation of hundreds of progressive nonprofit organizations and is a founder and former Steering Committee Member of EMILY’S List.
Harmon is Chair of the Board of Directors for Population Services International, a leading social marketing organization dedicated to improving health through programs in safe water, malaria, micronutrients, family planning and HIV/AIDS in more than 70 countries. She also previously served on the boards of the D.C. Public Library Foundation and Our Place, DC. Harmon is a former president of the Board of Directors of the National Partnership for Women & Families (formerly the Women’s Legal Defense Fund).
Harmon’s affection for St. Mary’s County and its institutions began in the late 70’s when she and her husband John purchased Tippety Wichity Island on the St Mary’s River just north of the College. She and her family enjoy water sports and seafood delicacies as well as the magical beauty of the river. She seeks to protect the local environment and is delighted with the friends she has made in St. Mary’s County. Harmon received her B.A., cum laude, from Radcliffe College and her J.D., cum laude, from Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
On July 8, 2022, Health Care Executive plopped over $3,000 in Crosby’s campaign with Montgomery County, Maryland address
11204 Woodson Ave, Kensington, Maryland 20895, donated $3,065.20 to Crosby’s campaign in 2022. Casten purchased his home in Montgomery County on March 22, 2021, for $595,000.
Humana Administrative and Management, Regional Vice-President for one year.
STILL CLAIMS TO BE IN PHILLY
In a profile in Philadelphia Business Journal, published on Oct. 19, 2022, Casten was asked this question:
What local attractions or activities are your favorites?
Casten: Everything around the history of Philadelphia is great. I like going to Independence Hall, where the Constitution was signed. As a die-hard NBA fan, I love everything about the 76ers/Celtics rivalry, and all of the sports history, including “Rocky,” — I did run up the stairs on my first trip to Philly, in a suit, and I was not the only one.
COMCAST BELIEVES CROSBY FINDS WAYS TO FAVOR THEIR BUSINESS AND WANTS TO KEEP HIM IN OFFICE
07/14/2022 Comcast Corporation, One Comcast Center, 1701 JFK, Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19103, $1,500.00 Check
CROSBY DASH FOR CASH FROM SAN FRANCISCO FIRM
08/02/2022 Door Dash, Inc. 303 2nd Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, California, 94107,
THE MARYLAND ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE PAC
Provided a total of $3,500,00 to Committee to Elect Brian Crosby as of August 23, 2022.
Charity Navigator: THE ORGANIZATION SERVES THE LEGAL COMMUNITY IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND BY PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES AND A RESEARCH LIBRARY FOR DEPOSITIONS. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 1,215 MEMBERS
BANKERS PAC OF MARYLAND
Donated a total of $1, 500 to Crosby’s campaign as of August 23, 2022.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONTRIBUTOR FOUNDER OF MAJOR DC LAW FIRM
On June 10, 2022, Robert Keiner, 8101 Connecticut Avenue, N-707, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815, donated $587.46 to Crosby’s campaign. The New York Times reports that Robert B. Keiner Jr. of Chevy Chase, Md, was a founding partner in Crowell & Moring, an international law firm based in Washington.