COLUMBIA - South Carolina ranks second-to-last when it comes to the number of women in the legislature.

The Post and Courier's Jeremy Borden reported women make up only 13 percent of the Palmetto State's lawmakers; a total of 22 legislators. Louisiana is the only state in the Union that has a smaller number of women in the legislature.

In South Carolina's Senate, only one woman serves: Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington. Advocates say that despite some success in key positions, women are also lacking on other boards and local bodies.

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