7

In the US, is there anything like this list of the number of locally elected officials controlled by each party?

I am aware that there are a lot of nonpartisan officeholders in minor posts in America, and there is a bigger range of elected positions... but that just makes me more interested.

  • There are such lists for state-level elected positions, I don't know if there is one for city level positions though. Is that good enough for you? – David says Reinstate Monica Mar 13 '17 at 12:39
  • I meant at the county level, but I'd certainly be interested in state level stuff – Ne Mo Mar 13 '17 at 13:02
  • The secretary of state of each state maintains such a list. There is probably a document that consolidates that information. – ohwilleke Mar 13 '17 at 21:43
  • Would you mind linking to one? – Ne Mo Mar 13 '17 at 23:16
  • 1
    If I were an American citizen I would try asking to the people behind USA.gov website, which is an official website of the US government. – gabriele Mar 20 '17 at 22:12
1

Yes! The Republican State Leadership Committee, an organ of the Republican Party, maintain a handy list of which state offices are controlled by which party. You can find it here: http://rslc.gop/map-center/

If you want actual lists of names of state elected officials, the way to find them is by googling the name of the body eg "california state legislature" and finding its official website.

This is perhaps beyond the scope of your question, but if you want to find more info on local/city elected officials, a good place to start though is by reading voter guides in the given states your interested in. They are published every year by each state's elections office and provide nonpartisan information on every office that is up for election, as well as biographies of candidates.

Here's an example of one from Washington State: https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVoteOLVR/OnlineVotersGuide/Measures?language=en&electionId=63&countyCode=xx&ismyVote=False&electionTitle=2016%20General%20Election%20

Hope this helps.

  • Those are handy maps, but the question is about local offices, not state offices. – indigochild Mar 16 '17 at 13:44
  • 1
    Interesting, but that's state offices not local – Ne Mo Mar 17 '17 at 9:26
  • The list you linked to tallied regional councils and did not include town councils. State government is the closest thing in the US to regional councils. Now if you really are interested in municipal and county government in the USA, ie city councils, county councils, prosecutors, treasurers etc then no publicly available list exists. Keep in mind, the US is a huge county and were talking about hundreds of thousands of individuals across 50 jurisdictions each with different rules. (edited b/c tempremental smartphone) – DrumstickDietician Mar 18 '17 at 9:31
  • Actually, the number of elected officials in the United States according to the most recent census of local governments (I've only seen the print version) is about 30,000, of which about 4,000 are state and federal elected officials, and about 26,000 are local elected officials. Most municipal and school district and special district officials are non-partisan and most county officials are affiliated with a political party. There are about 3,000 counties in the U.S., and an average of about 5 partisan elected officials per county, so there are roughly 15,000 partisan local elected officials. – ohwilleke Mar 18 '17 at 18:15
  • Actually, according to the Census bureau there were over 500,000 elected officials in the US as of 1992. It is true that many of these offices are technically nonpartisan, though it is important to note that this does not preclude the officials themselves from having a party affiliation. census.gov/prod/2/gov/gc/gc92_1_2.pdf – DrumstickDietician Mar 18 '17 at 21:58

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .