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The politics in University (Hillsborough Cnty), FL are quite dynamic and diverse. The area is currently represented in the state legislature by State Representatives Susan Valdes and Adam Hattersley, both Democrats. Meanwhile, the county is governed by the Hillsborough County Commission, which consists of seven members from various districts within the county. Commissioners are elected every four years and represent their constituents on a whole range of issues including local taxes, public transportation, economic development, land use planning, infrastructure projects, and more. In addition to these leaders, there are also numerous state and local representatives who represent University (Hillsborough Cnty) in Washington D.C., Tallahassee, and other areas throughout Florida. These elected officials work to ensure that the citizens of this area receive a high level of representation on important topics such as healthcare access, education funding priorities, gun control legislation, environmental regulations, and other key political issues.

The political climate in University (Hillsborough County), FL is moderately liberal.

Hillsborough County, FL is leaning liberal. In Hillsborough County, FL 52.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 45.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Hillsborough county remained moderately Democratic, 52.7% to 45.8%.
Hillsborough county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican.


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University (Hillsborough County), FL is moderately liberal.


Hillsborough County, Florida is leaning liberal.

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area is leaning conservative.

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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

University (Hillsborough County), Florida: 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 University (Hillsborough County), FL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,275 contributions totaling $641,353 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $102 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,501 contributions totaling $873,151 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $582 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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