(Baltimore Sun) — There are 180,000 more women living in Maryland than men, according to the Census Bureau. Women far surpass men in enrollment and graduation from Maryland universities, and they tend to get better grades.
Baltimore has its second woman mayor. Women Legislators of Maryland, founded in the 1960s, was the first women’s legislative caucus in the country. Nearly one legislator in three in Annapolis is female, the ninth-highest proportion in the country. If Maryland’sBarbara Mikulski is re-elected this year, she’ll be the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Senate.