Catherine Pugh Declares Victory in Baltimore Mayor’s Race

State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh was elected Baltimore’s mayor by an overwhelming margin Tuesday. The Democrat will lead a city that is enjoying a development boom in some areas but suffering from a shocking level of violence and persistent poverty in others.

Pugh beat back a spirited write-in challenge from Sheila Dixon, the former mayor who finished a close second in April’s Democratic primary. In a city where most voters are Democrats, Pugh easily outdistanced Green Party candidate Joshua Harris and Republican Alan Walden.