SALT LAKE CITY -- Men vastly outnumber women in Utah's House and Senate.
Half of the state is female, but fewer than one in five legislators are women. And no women in Utah hold a statewide or congressional office.
Nationally, the Utah legislature ranks behind all but four states for its percentage of women.
Now, lawmakers and others are working to change that by recruiting female candidates. A Utah group is holding training sessions for women who want to run for office and urging them to fill seats on boards and commissions.
Republican House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart of Provo says that if more women ran, they'd likely win. She says the challenge is to help women understand that they have the opportunity to hold office.