Aurora, Colorado is located in Arapahoe County and is the third most populous city in the state. It has a vibrant political landscape that has seen strong leadership from both Republicans and Democrats. In recent years, Aurora City Council members have been elected on platforms of fiscal responsibility, economic development, and social justice. The current mayor of Aurora is Democrat Mike Coffman who was first elected to office in 2011. He has worked to improve public safety, grow businesses, and invest in infrastructure throughout the city. Additionally, several prominent state representatives are from Aurora including Faith Winter (D), Janet Buckner (D), Jovan Melton (D), and Susan Lontine (D). All of them have fought for important issues like affordable health care, gun safety legislation, and environmental protection. Aurora residents have a wide range of options when it comes to choosing their local government officials and many feel that they are well represented by their elected leaders at both local and state levels.
The Political Climate in Aurora, CO is Moderately liberal.
Arapahoe County, CO is Strongly liberal. In Arapahoe County, CO 61.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 36.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.6% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Arapahoe county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.0% to 36.4%.
Arapahoe county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Aurora, CO is Moderately liberal
Arapahoe County, Colorado is Strongly 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.
Aurora, 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 Aurora, CO
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 46,150 contributions totaling $5,684,212 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $123 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 11,930 contributions totaling $2,999,981 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $251 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)