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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 by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Succeeded by Jack Young
Majority Leader of the Maryland Senate
In office
January 14, 2015 – December 6, 2016
Preceded by James Robey
Succeeded by Douglas J. J. Peters
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 40th district
In office
January 10, 2007 – December 6, 2016
Preceded by Ralph M. Hughes
Succeeded by Barbara A. Robinson
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 40th district
In office
June 16, 2005 – January 10, 2007
Preceded by Tony Fulton
Succeeded by Shawn Z. Tarrant
Member of the Baltimore City Council
from the 4th district
In office
January 2000 – December 7, 2004
Preceded by Sheila Dixon
Succeeded by Kenneth Harris
Personal details
Born
Catherine Elizabeth Crump

March 10, 1950 (1950-03-10) (age 71)
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education Morgan State University (BS, MBA)

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. 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. On May 2, 2019, Pugh resigned as Mayor of Baltimore amid the book scandal.

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

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