Plural Legislators (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 States11,520
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 Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) · OpenSanctions Default
Source data:github.com · YAML
Last changed:
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 entities12.17 MB
names.txtTarget names text file271.95 KB
senzing.jsonSenzing entity format13.03 MB
source.zipSource data17.91 MB
statistics.jsonDataset statistics961 B
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON17.4 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV2.63 MB

Help: Using the data · format reference · identifier use · commercial licensing

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:

J.P. CoussanPersonUnited States
Bob OwenPersonUnited States
Kim CoatesPersonUnited States
Bill HeffernanPersonUnited States
Rashid YoungPersonUnited States
John WyblePersonUnited States
Peter EganPersonUnited States
Bianca VirnigPersonUnited States
Chance HenryPersonUnited States
Steven JacksonPersonUnited States
Dennis BamburgPersonUnited States
Roger WilderPersonUnited States
Jay GalléPersonUnited States
Brian GloriosoPersonUnited States
Vincent CoxPersonUnited States