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Politics & Voting in Tempe, AZ

Tempe, AZ is a vibrant city located in Maricopa County. It has a diverse population and serves as the economic and cultural hub of the region. The politics in Tempe are dominated by the Democratic Party, with many local Democratic representatives being elected to office including Jenny Maxwell (Mayor), Corey Woods (City Council Member) and Lauren Kuby (State Representative). All of these local representatives have worked hard to ensure that Tempe’s residents have access to essential services like healthcare, transportation and education. They also strive to protect the environment through initiatives such as creating bike lanes on busy streets, encouraging renewable energy sources and reducing air pollution. In addition, they have pushed for greater investment in public safety measures and resources for youth programs.

The Political Climate in Tempe, 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
Tempe, 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.

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

Tempe, 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 Tempe, AZ

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 28,246 contributions totaling $3,139,579 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $111 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,825 contributions totaling $1,529,831 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $317 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Tempe    20 Reviews
    Love of Arizona - 6/7/2014
    Lived in Arizona 55 yrs Phoenix /Tempe lost my job and got a offer to keep my job but had to move Fall River MA. I will take the heat over days of cold anytime . January... Read More

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    HOT!!!! - 12/24/2012
    I love the sun, but this area is 110+ from May through November! Each year the hot weather gets hotter and the season gets longer. And it doesn't matter that there is... Read More

    Finally Under 100 degrees - 10/16/2012
    I admit it right up front, I am not a native Arizonian! I just survived my third Arizona summer and I am so relieved it is over. It is now the middle of Oct and finally... Read More

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