Englewood, Colorado is a city located in Arapahoe County that has been home to many families since its inception in 1903. Although the city is small and has seen its population remain steady over the years, this does not mean it lacks political activity. Englewood is governed by a mayor and an elected six-member City Council. The mayor presides over all meetings and provides leadership for the City staff. The City Council sets policy, approves budgets, adopts ordinances, and serves as an advocate for the community's interests. They also appoint members of boards and commissions to help make decisions on matters such as land use regulations, planning initiatives, economic development strategies, public safety improvements, and more. In addition to this structured local government system, there are many residents actively involved in local politics through organizations like citizen action committees and neighborhood associations that work together with the City government to ensure that Englewood remains a safe and prosperous place to live.
The political climate in Englewood, 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
Englewood, 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.
Englewood, 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.
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 Englewood, CO
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 9,313 contributions totaling $3,217,424 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $345 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 4,124 contributions totaling $4,159,740 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,009 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)