This week I am teaching map making in my reporting class. As I was thinking through how to do that, I was thinking, “I ought to build a map.” What kind of map? Well, it would be cool to show where every American Indian or Alaska Native is running for office. At the federal level, Senate and House, at the state level, legislatures, and important offices, such as city councils or state superintendent of public instruction.
I’ll do this both in map form and build a graphic table.
As I have written before: Congressional parity would mean at least 7 House seats plus two in the Senate.
So … please send data. If you know someone running for office, send me a note, a tweet, or post a comment on Facebook.
Also hat tip to the Indigenous Politics Blog. I liked the data reports during Canada’s recent elections. It’s time to try that in the U.S.
For federal offices, this is what I have so far.
Joe Patookas, Democrat. http://www.pakootasforcongress.com
Potential. Denise Juneau, Democrat. http://www.krtv.com/story/30319249/state-superintendent-of-schools-juneau-may-challenge-zinke-for-us-house-in-2016
Tom Cole, Republican. http://www.tomcoleforcongress.com
Markwayne Mullins, Republican. http://www.mullinforcongress.com
Now a pitch: Send data. Tips, spreadsheets, the works. (Or leave a reply.)