Maryland falls short of parity for women in powerful and influential roles.

  • Women in Baltimore City are...

53% of the population

20% of the City Council members

  • Women in Baltimore County are:

52% of the population

28% of the County Council members

  • Women across the state are:

35% of the Maryland House of Delegates

23% of the Maryland Senate

0% of US Senators and Representatives

0% of statewide elected executive office

Of the 16 powerful positions in the Maryland General Assembly, just 5 are held by women.

There has never been a female Speaker of the House of Delegates or President of the state Senate.

Only 1 woman of color holds a leadership position.

The Political Gender Gap

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