Maybe this could help explain it.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, here’s what Georgia looks like, broken down demographically:
Male, 48.9 percent
Female, 51.1 percent
White non-Hispanic, 55.5 percent
Black, 31 percent
Hispanic or Latino, 9.1 percent
Asian, 3.4 percent
Under age 40: 56.7 percent
Here is what the Georgia Senate’s Republican majority caucus looks like:
This post began a few weeks ago, when I noticed that the Senate had named only one woman, Renee Unterman, as a committee chair in 2013. I immediately realized why that might be: Unterman is the sole Republican woman in the 56-seat chamber.
The gender numbers are a little better in the Georgia House, where 17 of 117 Republicans are women. But if that’s your bragging point …
– Jay Bookman