Tucson, AZ is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich political history. In Tucson's local politics, the public has the opportunity to elect several officials who will represent their interests at different levels of government. These include mayors, members of the City Council, members of Congress, and state representatives. The elections in Tucson are held every two years and involve a variety of races for positions ranging from the mayor to various city council seats. Local candidates must have an established track record in order to be accepted by voters, so they must prove that they can be responsible stewards of taxpayers’ money and promote positive change in the community. At the same time, candidates should also reflect the diversity of perspectives in Tucson: from rural areas to downtown districts; Native American tribes to recent immigrants; businesses to young people; environmentalists to developers; and beyond. With such diversity comes a wide range of ideas about how best to move forward as a community, making it essential for citizens in Tucson to cast their votes thoughtfully for elected representatives who will act on their behalf.
The Political Climate in Tucson, AZ is Somewhat liberal.
Pima County, AZ is Moderately liberal. In Pima County, AZ 58.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 39.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Pima county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.4% to 39.8%.
Pima county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Tucson, AZ is Somewhat liberal
Pima County, Arizona is Moderately liberal.
Tucson Metro Area is Moderately 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.
Tucson, Arizona: d d d d D 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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 Tucson, AZ
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 83,872 contributions totaling $8,676,294 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $103 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 12,157 contributions totaling $6,414,217 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $528 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)