Tallahassee, Florida 

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Politics & Voting in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida is the capital of the state and a bustling city with many political activities. It is home to several state government offices and agencies, making it a center for political decision-making. The city also has an active local political scene, with elections taking place annually for local offices such as mayor, city commissioner, and school board member. There are numerous local political clubs, organizations, and events held throughout the year that give citizens an opportunity to get involved in their community’s politics. Tallahassee also hosts some of Florida’s most important political conferences each year and serves as the backdrop for debates between statewide political candidates. Tallahassee has become a hub for the discussion of both state and national politics, holding regular meetings of various committees and interest groups in order to develop plans for improving public policy and increasing citizen participation.

The Political Climate in Tallahassee, FL is Moderately liberal.

Leon County, FL is Strongly liberal. In Leon County, FL 63.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 35.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Leon county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 63.3% to 35.1%.
Leon county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Tallahassee, FL is Moderately liberal

Leon County, Florida is Strongly liberal.

Tallahassee Metro Area is Moderately 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.

Tallahassee, Florida: 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.

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 Tallahassee, FL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 85,863 contributions totaling $13,241,044 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $154 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 16,621 contributions totaling $12,274,116 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $738 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Tallahassee    74 Reviews
    Tallahassee is a good city - 8/16/2023
    My husband and I have been here for 5 years - we are not from Florida. Tallahassee is a very livable city. It is FULL of natural beauty and trees - you are surrounded by... Read More

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    Tallanasty - 12/7/2020
    Tallahassee is backwards. The housing is abundant yet way overpriced. The utility bills are insane with many extra fees-much higher than average. Lots of drunk students... Read More

    Great Place to Raise A Family! - 9/6/2019
    I lived in Tallahassee from 1999 to 2002 as a college student at FSU. I was not a fan of the town back then, but now I absolutely love it. I have been living here (for... Read More

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