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Catherine E. Pugh

In office
1999 – 2004
Constituency District 4

In office
2004 – 2007
Constituency District 40
Baltimore City

In office
2007 – Present
Constituency District 40
Baltimore City

Born March 10, 1950 (1950-03-10) (age 59)
United StatesNorristown, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation Businesswoman

Catherine E. Pugh is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in her 1st term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 40 in Baltimore City.


Pugh was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, from which she earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees. Since 1998, she has been President of C.E. Pugh & Company, a public relations consulting firm.

Political career

Pugh was first elected to the Baltimore City Council, where she served from 1999 to 2004. Pugh ran for President of the Baltimore City Council in 2003, but lost to Sheila Dixon in the September 9 primary. The Governor of Maryland appointed Pugh to an open seat in the Maryland House of Delegates in 2005, where she served for two years before winning a seat in the State Senate. Pugh currently sits on the Finance Committee and serves as Assistant Deputy Majority Whip. She is also a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.




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