How to Become a Legislator

Legislator Job Description

A legislator is an elected official who works for a lawmaking body in his or her state or province. The breadth of a legislator’s duties may vary by region.



Legislator Job Duties

  • When legislative body is in session, legislators create and process bills that will become provincial or state law if approved
  • Legislators also form issue-related committees and subcommittees in order to discuss, debate and read bills and amendments
  • Confer with political researchers
  • Create and ratify provincial or state laws and regulations
  • Many legislators also work as business owners or attorneys; few perform legislative duties on a full time basis
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