Kissimmee, FL adopts an elected Mayor-Council form of government made up five Council Members plus one Mayor responsible for enacting laws that support local businesses and ensure necessary infrastructure investments all across this community. This structure aims to preserve attractive environments for businesses as well as quality services for its citizens while keeping taxes low throughout the city.
The Political Climate in Kissimmee, FL is Somewhat liberal.
Osceola County, FL is Somewhat liberal. In Osceola County, FL 56.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.2% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Osceola county remained strongly Democratic, 56.3% to 42.5%.
Osceola county voted Democratic in five of the last six Presidential elections (2004 went Republican)
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Kissimmee, FL is Somewhat liberal
Osceola County, Florida is Somewhat liberal.
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.
Florida is Leaning conservative.
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.
Kissimmee, Florida: d 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 Kissimmee, FL
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 2,853 contributions totaling $203,793 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $71 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 1,065 contributions totaling $308,971 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $290 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)