Putnam, AL is a small rural town located in central Alabama. It is home to a population of around 1,500 people and is governed by the Putnam County Commission, which consists of five members who are elected at large from single-member districts. The county commission is responsible for the oversight of county finances, taxation, law enforcement, judicial proceedings, educational opportunities, public health initiatives and road maintenance. Putnam also has four representatives in the Alabama House of Representatives and one senator in the Alabama Senate. These representatives and senators are responsible for representing their constituents' interests in state level politics and legislation. As a whole, Putnam is a community that works hard to ensure its citizens have access to quality schools, healthcare resources and other services that enable them to lead healthy and successful lives.
The political climate in Putnam, AL is leaning conservative.
Marengo County, AL is leaning liberal. In Marengo County, AL 50.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 49.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 0.6% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Marengo county remained narrowly Democratic, 50.3% to 49.0%.
Marengo county voted Democratic in five of the last six Presidential elections (2004 went Republican).
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Putnam, AL is leaning conservative.
Marengo County, Alabama is leaning liberal.
Alabama is strongly conservative.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Putnam, Alabama: d r d d d d
How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).
Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.
Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.
Individual Campaign Contributions in Putnam, AL
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 5 contributions totaling $1,486 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $297 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 20 contributions totaling $1,869 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $93 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)