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Mesa, AZ, is a vibrant and culturally diverse city that is home to over 500,000 people. Politics in Mesa are a reflection of its diverse population and the issues facing the community. The City Council of Mesa is composed of seven members who are elected to four-year terms to represent the city's seven Wards. The city also has two state senators, a state representative and two congressional representatives who all help to make up the government of Mesa and represent its interests on a larger scale. Local elections tend to focus on issues like taxes, transportation, public safety, economic development, housing affordability, education and environmental protection. In addition to these important issues that affect life in Mesa directly, candidates running for local office often take into account the national political landscape when crafting their platform and setting goals for their term in office.

The political climate in Mesa, 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

Mesa, 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.

Mesa, 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 Mesa, AZ

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 30,497 contributions totaling $2,029,003 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $67 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 9,935 contributions totaling $2,364,916 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $238 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Maricopa County, Arizona Politics Voting
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As someone who was born in Mesa and has lived here in the 85210 in Dobson Ranch for the last 13 years after moving out from Chandler. I can tell you that most of the  More

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I’m a native to Arizona and growing up here has taught me that people just don’t care, and the Mormon community is huge! It’s normal in the state of AZ for kids to start  More

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My in-laws are huge Meza fans , it might be because their last name is Meza. We have our own Americaucasionispanic cultura.Thats pronounced  More

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