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Open States Legislator Bulk Data

Legislator data in Open States is powered by the openstates/people repo which contains structured YAML files on all legislators in our system, past and present.

For convenience, we also make current legislators available as CSV files as described below.

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Downloads

CSV files are published nightly, and available at https://data.openstates.org/people/current/[ABBR].csv, where [ABBR] is a state's postal code.

Fields

Fields with an asterisk are required, all others are optional.

These CSV files include a subset of the total data we collect deemed suitable for inclusion in a CSV file, see YAML Schema for all fields.

id*
ocd-person identifier assigned by Open States.
name*
Full name.
current_party*
Current party affiliation.
current_district*
Currently represented district name or number.
current_chamber*
Currently represented chamber (upper|lower).
given_name
aka first name.
family_name
aka last name.
gender
Male|Female|etc.
biography
A short bio published by the state.
birth_date
In YYYY-MM-DD format.
death_date
In YYYY-MM-DD format.
image
URL to official image.
links
Semicolon separated list of official links for this person.
sources
Semicolon separated list of source URLs for this person.
capitol_address
Street address of capitol office.
capitol_email
Official email address.
capitol_voice
Phone number for capitol office.
capitol_fax
Fax number for capitol office.
district_address
Street address of district office.
district_email
Official email address.
district_voice
Phone number for district office.
district_fax
Fax number for district office.
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