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Michigan lags other states in number of female lawmakers

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

Michigan has put a woman in the governor's office and the U.S. Senate but continues to lag other states in electing women to the Legislature.

One of five state lawmakers is female, roughly the same as two dozen years ago.

Women are especially rare in the state Senate. Just four of the 38 Senate districts are represented by a woman.

It's the same for other Michigan offices as Hillary Clinton is about to officially become the first presidential nominee of a major political party.

Women are mayors in about a fifth of Michigan's larger cities. Two of the seven state Supreme Court justices are female, though women have held majorities on the court in the past.

Women hold three of 14 U.S. House districts.

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