I am looking for a dataset/list of all mayors of German municipalities. In particular I am interested in smaller municipalities (<10'000 inhabitants).

I care most about the following data

  • Age
  • Party affiliation
  • Time in office

But data containing partial or additional info are fine too

PS: This is related to this question: German municipality-level data (Gemeinde) on demographics, but since the answers would be distinct I am creating a second question.

  • What's the link with the other question? May 28, 2015 at 15:42
  • It's for the same project, i.e. uses the same unit of observation and will be merged eventually
    – sheß
    May 30, 2015 at 12:29

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The elections for the the mayors in German municipalities are organised by the respective states and the Landeswahlleiter of the state publishes the results.

For the state of Saarland, the mayor elections can be found here:


The data contain: Date of election, all candidates with affiliations, detailed vote turnout. They do not contain gender or age of the candidates.

For the other states, searching "Landeswahlleiter <name of the state>" brings you close to the results. You may need some German knowledge (or at least a dictionary) to navigate the pages; often no other language versions are provided.

  • This worked. In some states better than in other's, and in some (Lower Saxony, Baden Württemberg, Schleswig Holstein) not at all.
    – sheß
    Aug 6, 2015 at 16:28

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