Find My Representatives
You, as a resident of the United States, have at least *15 people elected to represent YOU in government - whether or not you voted for them - on the local, state, and federal levels. You may or may not know who they are and that's why we're here. Visit the links under Federal, State, and Local to find the people who represent YOU in government, what they do, and how to contact them.
There are a few ways you can locate your local elected officials. Because our nation has so many cities/counties and varied local government structures, there is no one website that compiles a list of links. Learn about the different types of local government structures. Ballotpedia.org's page will provide you with your federal and state elected officials. Visit usa.gov to locate your city and county officials by selecting your state from the dropdown menu, then selecting your county. It may be easier to Google search "Who represents me" or "Find my elected officials" and include your county/city name. Most official city and county government websites will end in .gov and link to the other local, city, and county-wide elected officials and city/county agencies.
The process for selecting your local prosecutor, known as a state or district attorney, or sheriff can be found here. Many are elected, but some are appointed by elected officials. Those who are elected are generally elected county-wide, but fall under state jurisdiction. Judges are also elected and appointed and fall under state jurisdiction.
*Yes, at least 15 elected officials!
Below is the list of elected representatives for a New York City resident, separated by level of government. Local government structures differ by municipality, and you can view a list of them here. State elected officials also differ - some states elect their Secretary of State. NY does not. Most states have bicameral state legislatures. A few do not. The governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately in NY. The titles below are provided as a guide and won't all be the same on the state and local levels, but should help with your search.
2 United States Senators
House of Representative (Member of Congress)
State Senator (upper house)
State Assembly Member (lower house)
Borough President (County Executive)
District Attorney (States Attorney)