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.