Catherine E. Pugh

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Catherine Pugh
Catherine Pugh at her inauguration as mayor December 2016
50th Mayor of Baltimore
In office
December 6, 2016 – May 2, 2019
On leave: April 2, 2019 – May 2, 2019
Preceded byStephanie Rawlings-Blake
Succeeded byJack Young
Majority Leader of the Maryland Senate
In office
January 14, 2015 – December 6, 2016
Preceded byJames Robey
Succeeded byDouglas J. J. Peters
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 40th district
In office
January 10, 2007 – December 6, 2016
Preceded byRalph M. Hughes
Succeeded byBarbara A. Robinson
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 40th district
In office
June 16, 2005 – January 10, 2007
Preceded byTony Fulton
Succeeded byShawn Z. Tarrant
Member of the Baltimore City Council
from the 4th district
In office
January 2000 – December 7, 2004
Preceded bySheila Dixon
Succeeded byKenneth Harris
Personal details
Catherine Elizabeth Crump

(1950-03-10) March 10, 1950 (age 70)
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationMorgan State University (BS, MBA)
WebsiteCampaign website

Catherine E. Pugh (born March 10, 1950) is an American Democratic politician. She is the 50th mayor of Baltimore, Maryland serving from 2016 to 2019.[1] She is Baltimore's third consecutive female mayor.

In April 2019, Pugh announced she was taking a leave of absence to recover from pneumonia. The announcement came at the same time when a scandal over a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement of Pugh's books in exchange for contracts with the city were made public.[2] On May 2, 2019, Pugh resigned as Mayor of Baltimore amid the book scandal.[3]

On February 27, 2020, Pugh was sentenced to 3 years in prison to be followed by 3 years of probation.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Fritze, John (November 9, 2016). "How does a Donald Trump administration look in Maryland? In a word, different". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. McFadden, David (April 1, 2019). "Baltimore mayor goes on leave as 'self-serving' book deal scandal intensifies". KMPH-TV. Associated Press. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  3. CNN, Kate Sullivan. "Mayor of Baltimore resigns amid book scandal". CNN. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  4. Fenton, Luke Broadwater, Justin. "Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sentenced to 3 years for 'Healthy Holly' children's book fraud scheme". Retrieved 2020-02-27.