Hopefully this question isn't off-topic. I've been trying to locate a comprehensive list of every mayor currently in office within the United States and I'm not finding much other than junk like "Current Mayors of the top 100 cities in the United States".

I'm looking for a resource that would contain all 16,374 mayors currently holding office and their party designation. Other than finding a site that charges money for this information I haven't seen anything while searching. Is there a free resource that is available for this type of stuff, or place where I can build a large query based on public datasets? Thank you.

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    I very much doubt it, to be honest. That's a lot of mayors to keep track of, especially to not charge anyone for. – Joe C Jul 6 '20 at 11:12
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    Where did you get the number 16,374? There are 19,495 incorporated municipalities in the US. The US Census Bureau defines a city as any municipality with a population over 2,500. However, each state has its own definition for a city. For example, in Connecticut, cities are only incorporated by an act of the state legislature. In Massachusetts, cities are defined by their form of government. Furthermore, I grew up in a town that had a mayor, and not all cities have a mayor. – Andrew Ray Jul 6 '20 at 16:40
  • I would have recommended scraping this information of out Wikipedia, but I just proved myself wrong. – Michael McFarlane Jul 6 '20 at 22:35
  • Plus, not all mayors have listed political affiliations. – jeffronicus Jul 7 '20 at 0:17
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    @MichaelMcFarlane: I was thinking that would be somewhat straightforward as well, but apparently not. – dufus Jul 8 '20 at 8:15

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