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Catherine Pugh
Maryland State Senate District 40
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 8
Majority Leader, Maryland State Senate
2015 - present
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sMorgan State University, 1973
Master'sMorgan State University, 1977
ProfessionPresident/Chief Executive Officer, CE Pugh & Company
Office website
Personal website
Catherine E. Pugh is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 40. Beginning in the 2015 session, Pugh serves as Majority Leader. She previously served as Deputy Majority Leader. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Pugh earned her B.S. in business administration from Morgan State University in 1973 and an M.B.A. in 1977.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pugh served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pugh served on these committees:



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Catherine Pugh was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Pugh ran for re-election to the 40th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Maryland State Senate, District 40 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Catherine Pugh (D) 21,778 100%


On November 7, 2006, Pugh ran for District 40 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Stephen George.[5]

Maryland Senate, District 40
Candidates Votes Percent
Catherine Pugh (D) 20,112 90.1%
Stephen George (R) 2,160 9.7%
Write-Ins 52 0.2%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Pugh was up for re-election, she raised $202,001 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Association For Justice $5,500
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $5,500
Constellation Energy $4,500
Mitchell, Lydell D $4,000


In 2006 Catherine Pugh collected $71,526 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police $2,000
Vaughn C Green Funeral Services $1,500
Dave Pittenger $1,500
Freedom to Choose PAC $1,500
Bright Light Media $1,500

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