Recently, Who Leads Us
released a massive dataset that outlines the gender and ethnicity of elected officials across the USA, all the way down to the county level. I dumped that data into Google Sheets
, filtered it for Houston (we span three counties!), and provided an overview.
You can view the live data on Google Sheets and comment. You can also download the full dataset on Github. We’ve already forked the repo for Houston and we plan to add in local officials (Mayor, City Council, Controller, etc.). If you’re interested in this project, let us know!