Salinas, CA Voting


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Salinas, California is a city located on the Central Coast of California and is home to a large population. The people living in this area are served by local politicians who work hard to ensure that their voices are heard in regional and state governments. The main issues facing Salinas residents include affordable housing, transportation infrastructure, public safety, and education. The local political candidates strive to make sure that these needs are met for all citizens. They also work towards environmental protection and economic development to ensure that Salinas continues to be a great place to live. Each candidate puts forth their own platform with ideas for how to best serve the community's needs. Political candidates also work hard to improve communication between local government and citizens so that everyone can be informed about important decisions that affect them.

The political climate in Salinas, CA is strongly liberal.

Monterey County, CA is very liberal. In Monterey County, CA 69.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 28.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Monterey county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.5% to 28.2%.
Monterey county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Salinas, CA is strongly liberal.


Monterey County, California is very liberal.

Salinas 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.
VoteWord™

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

Salinas, 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.

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 Salinas, CA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,707 contributions totaling $450,628 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $67 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,237 contributions totaling $536,861 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $434 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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Over 10 years ago

Sacred Heart School is a fine Catholic school in the heart of Salinas, Ca. Victoria Torcolini was principal of this PK-8 school from 2006-2009. Under her leadership, SHS  More

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Over 12 years ago

I Was born and raise in salinas. In 2006 my family moved to the central valley. I moved back to salinas in 2011. I moved back Because I got a better job in Carmel. I  More

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Salinas, California has some of the best weather in Central California. I love looking out at the mountain ranges that line the Salinas River Valley. It's a shame that  More

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