The city of Arvada, CO is a vibrant and diverse community located in the heart of the Denver metro area. It is home to an array of political organizations and initiatives that are aimed at creating a better future for its citizens. The local government consists of a mayor, eight city council members, and five citizen-elected representatives who serve on various boards and commissions. Each year the city holds elections so that residents can choose their local representatives. The current mayor is Marc Williams, who has been serving since 2019. Residents have the opportunity to shape their own future by getting involved in the many policy debates that arise from local elections. Furthermore, there are a range of political action committees whose purpose is to advocate for specific causes or interests within the city of Arvada. These organizations work together with citizens to create positive change no matter what their political beliefs may be. As such, Arvada provides its residents with many opportunities to participate in politics at every level of government.
The Political Climate in Arvada, CO is Somewhat liberal.
Jefferson County, CO is Moderately liberal. In Jefferson County, CO 57.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 39.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.8% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Jefferson county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.9% to 39.3%.
Jefferson county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Arvada, CO is Somewhat liberal
Jefferson County, Colorado is Moderately liberal.
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area is Strongly liberal.
Colorado is Somewhat 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.
Arvada, Colorado: r r 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 Arvada, CO
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 20,820 contributions totaling $1,670,635 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $80 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 3,936 contributions totaling $1,333,849 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $339 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)