According to the Lansing State Journal, a record number of women will serve in Michigan's state legislature next term, thanks in part to an influx of women elected by mid-Michigan voters on Tuesday.

A record 53 women will be in the state legislature next term.  State-wide, voters elected Gretchen Whitmer as the second female governor, Dana Nessel as Attorney General and Jocelyn Benson as Secretary of State.

That will bring the Legislature to 35 percent women, a new record, according to the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.

In the current term, there are 37 women in the Legislature, making the body 25 percent female.  Please click on the above link for more information.