Juneau, AK is the capital of Alaska and is home to a rich political environment. Located in Southeast Alaska, Juneau has been the seat of government since 1906, when it was incorporated as a city. The local politics in Juneau are centered around the mayor and city council, which consists of eleven members elected from each district to serve four-year terms. The mayor and council work together to create policies that affect all citizens of Juneau. They also work with federal and state agencies to ensure that Juneau remains a safe and prosperous community for everyone. In addition to the mayor and council, there are many other organizations that contribute to local politics in Juneau such as various political action committees, trade unions, business associations, and non-government agencies. All of these groups collaborate to ensure that the best interests of the people of Juneau are represented in their decisions.
The political climate in Juneau, AK is leaning liberal.
Juneau City and Borough County, AK is somewhat liberal. In Juneau City and Borough County, AK 53.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 4.5% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Juneau City and Borough flipped strongly Democratic, 53.4% to 42.1%.
Juneau City and Borough county flipped Democratic in most recent Presidential election (2016 and 2004 went Republican).
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Juneau, AK is leaning liberal.
Juneau City and Borough County, Alaska is somewhat liberal.
Juneau Metro Area is somewhat liberal.
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.
Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Juneau, Alaska: d R D D 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 Juneau, AK
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,136 contributions totaling $585,466 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $95 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 840 contributions totaling $203,788 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $243 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)