This page tracks all the changes to the data and database tools. New articles aren’t included.
December 15, 2020: Made the graph included in the article about women in the Indiana General Assembly an interactive and automatically updating visualization tracking women who have served in the state legislature.
December 14, 2020: Appended every Lt. Governor nominee to the gubernatorial election results from 1976-present (prior to 1976, the Lt. Governor was a separately-elected position and was not technically part of the gubernatorial ticket). This data is now also displayed on politician profile page for all such candidates (for example, see Suzanne Crouch), and the results counts towards their calculated win-loss record on that page and on the Electoral Votes Records page.
November 24, 2020: Added in 2020 election results for all offices, including state legislative races for the first time. Additionally, added in all general and primary state legislative election results from 2008-2018.
March 5, 2020: Updated Casualty List data to go back through the 95th session (1966-1968).
February 27, 2020: Built the General Assembly Casualty List tool to track legislative turnover since 1982 in sortable fashion.
In the process of filling in missing information, I found two new caucus elections to fill legislative vacancies that I had previously missed, including the election of Roy Rogers, Jr. (who served for less than a year, and is now included in the database).
October 9, 2019: Identified a bug in the coding of the Length of Tenure Records page that wasn’t counting full service for some politicians. That has been cleaned up and retested, and should display accurate results now.
September 28, 2019: Counties were assigned to every historical congressional district in the database. To utilize this data (and the existing county data for state legislative districts), added a new Offices by County page that shows chronological listings of U.S. House, State Senate and State Representative office holders by county. This page also shows all elected officials representing a county in a chosen year. Made conforming changes to other pages to link to this new page.
Added ‘Party’ as a filter on the Minorities & Women in Office page.
August 22, 2019: Added ‘Gender’ as a filter on the Length of Tenure Records page
August 19, 2019: New version of the website was launched, with all tools rebuilt from scratch.