RadioOnFire.com – 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.