Former Senator Catherine E. Pugh

District 40


Senator Catherine E. Pugh
TenureFirst elected to the Senate in 2006. Member of the Senate since 2007. Resigned December 5, 2016.
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Past Senate Service
2015-2016
Majority Leader
2015-2016
Co-Chair, Public Safety and Policing Workgroup
2014-2016
Maryland Economic and Business Climate Commission
2011-2014
Deputy Majority Leader
2008-2011
Deputy Majority Whip
2007-2008
Assistant Deputy Majority Whip
2007-2016
Finance Committee
2013-2016
Chair, Health Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
2008-2014
Chair, Transportation Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
2013-2016
Executive Nominations Committee
2007-2016
Joint Audit Committee
2007-2016
Chair, Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse
2014-2016
Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
2015-2016
Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders
2011-2012
Vice Chair, Standing Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting
2009-2011
Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight
2008-2011
Joint Committee on Welfare Reform
2007-2014
Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing
2007-2009
Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices
2012-2014
Joint Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) Workgroup
2013-2014
Clean Energy Program Task Force
2014-2015
Task Force to Study Methods to Reduce the Rate of Uninsured Drivers
2015
Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2015-2016
Chair, Senate Select Committee No. 11, Baltimore City Delegation (Vice-Chair 2011-2015)
2013
Chair Emeritus, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. (Member, 2005-2016)
2005-2016
Women Legislators of Maryland
Past House Service
2006-2007
Housing and Real Property Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2006-2007
Land Use and Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2006
Local Government and Bi-county Agencies Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2005-2007
Environmental Matters Committee
Public Service
2015-
Maryland Cybersecurity Council
2015-
Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer
2014-2016
Maryland Economic and Business Climate Commission
2014-2016
Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission
2013-2014
Clean Energy Program Task Force
2012
Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc.
2011-2012
President, Women Legislators of Maryland (Member, 2005-)
2012
First Vice President, Women Legislators of Maryland
2011-
Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions
2011-
Task Force to Study High-School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System
2011-
Chair, Endorsement Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland
2010-2011, 2008-2009
Second Vice President, Women Legislators of Maryland
2010-
Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies
2010-, 2008-2009
Task Force on the Minority Business Enterprise Program and Equity Investment Capital
2009-2010
Co-Chair, Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies
2009-2010
President-Elect, Women Legislators of Maryland
2008-2010
First Vice Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc.
2008-2009
Task Force to Study Motor-Vehicle Towing Practices
2008-
Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council
2008-
Pimlico Community Development Authority
2008-
Human Services and Public Safety Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2007-2008
Treasurer, Women Legislators of Maryland
2000-2008
Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention
2007-2016
Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board
2007-
Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee, Conference of State Legislatures
2007
Maryland Home-Ownership Preservation Task Force
2005-
Maryland Aviation Administration Small and Minority Business Council
1999-2004
Baltimore City Council, Representing District 4
1999-2004
Chair, Taxation Subcommittee on Economic Development, Baltimore City Council
1999-2004
Vice Chair, Land Use and Planning Committee, Baltimore City Council
1999-2004
Urban Affairs Committee, Baltimore City Council
Former Member, Baltimore Metropolitan Council Advisory Committee
Memberships
2011-
Chair, Democratic Caucus
2005-
Chair of Development, Associated Black Charities
2005-
Chair, Board of Directors, Maryland Center for Arts and Technology
2003-
Moveable Feast
2002-
Hampden Family Center
2002-
Baltimore Reads
2001-
Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation
1990-
Ashburton Community Association
Awards
2005-2010
Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record
2003
Legislator of the Year, Baltimore Police Department
2000
Benjamin L. Hooks Keeper of the Flame Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1994
Minority Business Advocate of the Year, U.S. Small Business Administration
1990
Notable Black Woman of Maryland Award, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Biographical Information
Born, Norristown, Pennsylvania
Morgan State University, B.S., Business Administration, 1973, M.B.A., 1977
President and CEO, C. E. Pugh & Company (a public relations consulting firm), 1988-
Former Dean and Director, Strayer Business College
Mayor of Baltimore City, 2016 -

December 4, 2017 3:17 P.M.