US Legislators by Plural (formerly OpenStates)

Open data on state legislators in the United States of America.

This dataset includes members of US state legislatures and executives from the OpenStates project.

The OpenStates project is building and maintaining a fleet of scrapers to collect data on legislators in the United States of America. Their dataset includes data on legislators at the federal, state and local levels.

The dataset is available under a CC-0 license, making it entirely free to use.

Data overview

Entity types:
United States11,515
Publisher:Plural (United States) non-official source

Plural provides data and functionnality to track and collaborate around public policy.

From their website:

We help you shape policy together, so you can shape the future. It starts with providing the most complete information about the policies that impact us.

OpenStates became part of Plural in 2021.

Collections:in OpenSanctions Default · Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)
Source data:github.com · YAML
Last changed:
Date added:
Last checked: · updated weekly

Bulk download

Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.

File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities12.16 MB
names.txtTarget names text file277.37 KB
senzing.jsonSenzing entity format9.5 MB
source.zipSource data18.11 MB
statistics.jsonDataset statistics961 B
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON17.39 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV2.68 MB

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Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service.

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint:

Recent additions

The following targeted entities have been added to this data source most recently:

Marilyn LandsPersonUnited States
John RogersPersonUnited States
Jeana RossPersonUnited States
Molly CookPersonUnited States
Jill DuttonPersonUnited States
Elda Luna-NájeraPersonUnited States
Junelle CaveroPersonUnited States
Deborah NardozziPersonUnited States
Landon DaisPersonUnited States
Jim ProkopiakPersonUnited States
John MarsiPersonUnited States
Matt BeckPersonUnited States
Angela StiensPersonUnited States
Erik JohnsonPersonUnited States
Todd AchillesPersonUnited States