Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has Resigned, Effective Immediately

Radio On Fire – Catherine E. Pugh has officially resigned as Baltimore’s Mayor. Pugh’s attorney Steve Silverman read a statement from the former mayor outside his downtown office Thursday afternoon.

The now-former Mayor thanked the acting Mayor Jack Young in the short statement. Pugh’s resignation automatically makes Jack Young mayor. No formal swearing-in is required, though one will likely be scheduled later. It also opens up the City Council president’s slot. Currently, Young and Sharon Middleton, acting council president, are out of town at a conference.

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