Perhaps Pugh’s biggest financial backer is Columbia financier J.P. Grant, who has given in the past to Pugh and to former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. With contributions from Grant, his wife, his son, a company controlled by another son, and an executive at his company, Pugh raised $29,000. Grant said he has asked others to donate, but he declined to disclose their names.
A company called E&M Investments, which has a Baltimore address, contributed $4,000.
Stores and businesses
A group of Korean businessmen, many of them liquor store owners, has given a total of more than $50,000. A $20,000 dinner Pugh attended was followed by a golfing fundraiser with some of the group during the week of Thanksgiving, netting an additional $27,000. A Baltimore police detective who is the group’s spokesman gave $6,000 this month.
The Columbia-based owners of a McDonald’s franchise and their company chipped in $18,000.
Kevin Burns, the chief executive of e-cigarette company Juul Labs Inc. in San Francisco, and his wife, Kathryn, gave $12,000.
Two donors associated with a plumbing and heating company gave $9,000.
Real estate developers
Partners with Caves Valley Partners, one of the companies overhauling Cross Street Market, gave a total of $11,000. Seawall Development, which is overseeing the reconstruction of Lexington Market, and Seawall Property Management gave $10,000.
Contractor Jeffrey Hargrave has given her $5,500 and his firm gave an additional $6,000.