Lobbyist Bruce Bereano has the largest tent at the Tawes crab feast.
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The annual Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield on the Lower Shore of the Chesapeake is always hot, but Wednesday it wasn’t just the crabs that were steamed and the clams that were baked.
The main topic of the day was how hot it was. Cell phones were registering that it felt over 100 degrees. Gov. Larry Hogan, who posed for hundreds of photos as he worked the crowds for three hours, said it was the hottest he could recall.
Here is a gallery of photos from the day.
Prince George’s County was overrepresented in the huge circus tent hosted by lobbyist Bruce Bereano. Supporters of Calvin Hawkins, an at-large member of the Prince George’s County Council, occupied four tables. MarylandReporter.com photo
Prince George’s County Council member Calvin Hawkins, with beard and glasses, and supporters pose with lobbyist Bruce Bereano., who has “issues.” MarylandReporter.com photo
From left: Sen. Malcolm Augustine, D-47; Del. Mike Rogers, D-Anne Arundel; Del. Marvin Holmes, D-PG; Del. Ron Watson, D-PG; and Sen. Doug Peters, D-PG. MarylandReporter.com photo
Del. Dereck Davis, chair of the Economic Matters Committee, talks to Veterans Affairs Secretary George Owings.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, claiming he was the shortest county executive, wanted his picture taken with Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, who is certainly the tallest. MarylandReporter.com photo.
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks talks to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. MarylandReporter.com photo
Sen. Doug Peters, D-PG, talks to Senate Minority Whip Steve Hershey.
Gov. Larry Hogan in red poses for one of the hundreds of photos taken that day. Crisfield attorney John Phoebus is on the left.
Sen. Mary Beth Carozza with Del. Carl Andertown. Carozza actually represents Somerset County where the crab feast is held. Anderton represents the northern part of the Lower Shore district.
Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio at table with her staff. The department actually owns the Somers Cove Marina where the crab feast is held.
From left: Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Howard Coounty State’s Attorney Rich Gibson and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy.
After working the crowds for about three hours, Gov. Hogan actually does get to sit down and eat.
One of the many amenities of the Bereano tent are slices of Smith Island cake, the official state dessert.
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman couldn’t make the event due to a conflict, his staff said. But three former Anne Arundel County executives did: Jim Lighthizer, above, now head of the American Battlefields Trust; Laura Neuman and John Gary.
Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board
He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009.
He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.