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Chandler, Arizona is a bustling city located in the southeast valley of Phoenix. It has an active government and an engaged community. The city operates under a council-manager form of government with seven council members representing different parts of the city. These members work together to make decisions on important issues such as land use, transportation, public safety, and budgeting. The Mayor is elected at-large by all of the citizens in Chandler. In addition to the elected officials, there are many dedicated volunteer boards and commissions that help make Chandler a great place to live. Community involvement is encouraged with numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in their local government through attending meetings, providing input, and participating in events. Residents are proud of their city’s quality services and programs that benefit the entire community and strive to keep it vibrant for years to come.

The political climate in Chandler, AZ is leaning liberal.

Maricopa County, AZ is leaning liberal. In Maricopa County, AZ 50.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 48.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%.
Maricopa county flipped Democratic after voting Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Chandler, AZ is leaning liberal.


Maricopa County, Arizona is leaning liberal.

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metro Area is leaning liberal.

Arizona is leaning liberal.

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.

Chandler, Arizona: R 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 Chandler, AZ

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 32,200 contributions totaling $3,345,238 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $104 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 9,824 contributions totaling $3,283,891 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $334 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Maricopa County, Arizona Politics Voting
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I have grown up in Chandler for almost 25 years and left in 2012, used to live near downtown with apartments that were affordable on a minimum wage job, until i could  More

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I lived here 20 years ago, left to work in a different AZ city and returned four years ago. Unfortunately, the city is on a decline and COVID sped it up. The city is  More

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