Catherine E. Pugh

Maryland State Senate Majority Leader/Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Baltimore City

Senator Catherine Pugh has been a public servant for over 15 years. She served as a member of the Baltimore City Council, representing the 4th district (1999-2003). During her tenure as Council Member, Senator Pugh served as: Chair of the Taxation Subcommittee on Economic Development, Vice-Chair of the Land Use & Planning Committee and member of the Urban Affairs Committee. In 2005 she was appointed to the Maryland General Assembly, House of Delegates, where she served for one year before running for her Senate seat in 2006. Senator Pugh’s abilities to negotiate and her bipartisan approach have catapulted her into various leadership positions in the Maryland Senate. She currently serves as the Majority Leader. Named Legislator of the Year (2010) by the City Paper, Senator Pugh has passed over 150 pieces of legislation. She currently serves as President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL).