Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. (Facebook)
Embattled Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh officially resigned on May 2 amid a growing scandal involving the sales of her self-published children’s book series. Pugh’s resignation is effective immediately.
Attorney Steven Silverman announced Pugh’s resignation at a news conference on May 2, the Baltimore Sun reported. Silverman read a statement from the 69-year-old Democrat in which she apologized for the harm she caused to the city’s image.
“Dear citizens of Baltimore, I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve as the 50th mayor. It has been an honor and privilege,” Pugh said in the statement. “I’m sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and the credibility of the office of the mayor. Baltimore deserves a mayor who can move our great city forward.”
In her resignation letter to City Council…
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