Campaign Finance Data Schema

API Field Name

Field Type
(example value)

Required?

Notes

filer_id Text
0000001A
Required Unique ID representing a candidate.
filer_name Text
Jane Doe
Required Full name of a candidate. Used in application's search feature.
contributor_name Text
John Doe
Required Full name of the individual or organization who made the contribution.
contributor_type Text
Individual/Organization
Required Used to filter contributions by individuals or organizations.
contributor_address Text
1234 Street City, State Zip Code
Required Full address of contributor to be used for geocoding a location.
contributor_location Point
POINT (longitude latitude)
Required  
amount Number
150 ($)
Required Amount (inUSD) of the contribution.
receipt_date Date & Time
01/31/2020
Required Date the contribution was received. Used as a filter parameter.
election_year Number
2020
Required The election year in which the candidate ran for office. Used as a search parameter.
office Text
Governor, State Senator, etc.
Recommended Name of office that candidate ran for. Used as a search parameter.
jurisdiction Text
King County
Recommended  
party Text
Democrat, Republican, etc.
Recommended  
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