ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Sen. Catherine Pugh is being sworn in as the 11th president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Pugh, a Baltimore Democrat, is scheduled to be sworn in 6 p.m. Friday in Washington, by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Pugh said her focus during her two-year term will be on transparency and growth of the caucus, and advocacy for African American businesses and communities.

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