Hayward, California is a diverse and vibrant city located in the Bay Area. It is home to a large population of over 150,000 people from all walks of life. The city offers numerous activities and attractions, making it an ideal place to live and work. Politically, Hayward is represented by two members in the US House of Representatives from the 13th District, Eric Swalwell and Barbara Lee. At the state level, Hayward has four senators representing their city: Nancy Skinner, Bob Wieckowski, Steve Glazer and Jerry Hill. In addition to these representatives at higher levels of government, Hayward also has its own Mayor elected every four years along with City Council members who are elected at-large from the entire city as well as each district within the city boundaries.
The Political Climate in Hayward, CA is Strongly liberal.
Alameda County, CA is Very liberal. In Alameda County, CA 79.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 17.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.6% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Alameda county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 79.8% to 17.6%.
Alameda county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Hayward, CA is Strongly liberal
Alameda County, California is Very liberal.
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley Metro Area is Very liberal.
California is Strongly 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.
Hayward, California: 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 Hayward, CA
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 27,536 contributions totaling $2,918,423 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $106 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 2,823 contributions totaling $470,860 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $167 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)