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Anchorage, Alaska is a vibrant and diverse city with many different perspectives when it comes to politics. The mayor of Anchorage, Ethan Berkowitz, is a Democrat who has held office since 2015 and has been reelected in 2019. In the Alaska State Senate, there are nine members of the Republican Party and four members from the Democratic Party. In the House of Representatives, there are fourteen Republicans and seven Democrats. The current governor of the state is Mike Dunleavy, a Republican who was elected in 2018. In terms of national politics, Anchorage is represented by two Democrats in Congress - Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Don Young. Together they work to ensure that the concerns and interests of Anchorage residents are taken into consideration at both the local and federal level.

The political climate in Anchorage, AK is leaning liberal.

Anchorage Municipality County, AK is leaning liberal. In Anchorage Municipality County, AK 49.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 46.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 4.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Anchorage Municipality flipped Democratic, 49.5% to 46.4%.
Anchorage Municipality flipped Democratic in 2020, after voting Republican in 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2004.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Anchorage, AK is leaning liberal.


Anchorage Municipality County, Alaska is leaning liberal.

Anchorage Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

Alaska is somewhat conservative.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Anchorage, Alaska: D R R r r 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 Anchorage, AK

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 20,496 contributions totaling $2,726,194 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $133 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,996 contributions totaling $2,701,289 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $386 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Anchorage Municipality County, Alaska Politics Voting
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it's nice, i liked it when i grew up there. kinda wish i could move back, but i didn't really like being isolated from all the things like nordstrom, trader joe's,  More

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I grew up and lived in Anchorage during my teenage years and 20s. Positives: Its hard to find a city closer to nature. Sometimes you get more nature than you may want,  More

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Like any city, Anchorage has it's pros and cons: Pros: The scenery is incredibly beautiful. Endless amount of walking trails to enjoy. The summers are mild  More

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