BALTIMORE (AP) - Catherine Pugh, a former state senator who also runs a public relations firm, has been sworn in as the 50th mayor of Baltimore and is set to begin her first day Wednesday.
She is scheduled to attend her first Board of Estimates meeting to discuss the installation of more city-watch cameras, rehabbing vacant buildings in west Baltimore and the audit of several city departments.
Pugh was sworn in Tuesday. She succeeds Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who abandoned her re-election bid amid civil unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.
She served on the City Council for five years before joining the General Assembly.
In the primary, Pugh defeated a large field, including former Mayor Sheila Dixon, who resigned after a fraud conviction in 2010.
ABC2 News contributed to this report.