Brandon Scott, DEI, Baltimore mayor, Hana Pugh

Baltimore Mayor Has December to Remember: Proposes To Girlfriend, Becomes Dad

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has had a very eventful December.

The Mayor of Baltimore is a newly engaged man. Brandon Scott, a native of the city, proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Hana Pugh, on Christmas.

Scott shared the news on his personal Facebook account with a traditional relationship update that he was taking his status with Hugh to the next level.

Before announcing the news, Scott shared Christmas pictures of their blended family—Pugh has a 7-year-old from a previous marriage—as he wished his hometown “the strength of community” during the holiday season.

“Wishing you a festive holiday season filled with joy, peace, and strength of community,” the 39-year-old politician wrote. “May the spirit of unity and kindness illuminate our city, bringing hope and happiness.”

Scott and Pugh had more good news come their way.

On December 27, the couple welcomed their first child, a boy, Charm Jamie Scott. “Both Hana and Charm are doing great, and we are very excited for this next chapter in our lives. I’m looking forward to the new adventure of being a dad,” Scott wrote on Twitter.

According to the Baltimore Banner, Pugh is also a public servant in her own right. She is the operations director for a local nonprofit, Bmore Empowered, which works to uplift Black girls and women through programming and professional development to aid in their academic or entrepreneurial journeys.

Alongside the eventual wedding planning and “Baby Charm,” 2024 is set to be a busy year for Scott, who is seeking reelection. He first assumed office in 2020, succeeding Catherine Pugh, whose scandal involving wire fraud led to her resignation and guilty charges. (Note: Hana Pugh is not related to the former mayor.)

Scott recently hosted the 49th annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards in December to highlight Baltimore businesses working to stimulate the city’s economic and communal development.