Westminster, CO is a city in Adams and Jefferson Counties in the state of Colorado. It has a population of more than 110,000 people and is located about 10 miles north of Denver. In Westminster, CO politics are handled by the City Council which consists of seven members who are elected to serve four year terms on a non-partisan basis. The council is responsible for the legislative activities of the city, including policy making, budgeting, and local law enforcement. Each member represents one of seven districts within the city and they work together to create policies that meet the needs of their constituents and support the overall community. Some current political issues being addressed in Westminster include affordable housing initiatives, public safety initiatives such as increasing police presence, and efforts to encourage economic development throughout the area. Additionally, local candidates have platforms that often focus on providing quality healthcare access for all citizens and proactively addressing climate change concerns in the community.
The Political Climate in Westminster, CO is Somewhat liberal.
Adams County, CO is Moderately liberal. In Adams County, CO 56.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 40.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.9% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Adams county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.7% to 40.4%.
Adams county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Westminster, CO is Somewhat liberal
Adams 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.
Westminster, Colorado: 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 Westminster, CO
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 29,499 contributions totaling $1,865,762 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $63 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 4,425 contributions totaling $1,110,299 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $251 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)