Brookhaven, GA Voting


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Brookhaven, GA is a thriving suburban city located in the north-central part of the state. Politically, the city is represented by three members of the Georgia House of Representatives: Democratic Representatives Matthew Wilson, Scott Holcomb and Mary Margaret Oliver. On a local level, Brookhaven is governed by an elected mayor and an eight-member City Council, each council member representing one of eight districts within the city. Recently, Mayor John Ernst and his team have been creating initiatives to improve the quality of life for residents while maintaining fiscal responsibility. These initiatives include affordable housing options for seniors, making public transportation more accessible, increasing public safety measures, and advocating for social justice reforms in the community. Additionally, Brookhaven has passed a number of ordinances meant to protect citizens’ rights and foster economic development. These efforts are focused on creating a safe and healthy environment for all in Brookhaven while preserving its unique character.

The political climate in Brookhaven, GA is very liberal.

DeKalb County, GA is very liberal. In DeKalb County, GA 83.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 15.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, DeKalb county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 83.1% to 15.7%.
DeKalb county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Brookhaven, GA is very liberal.

DeKalb County, Georgia is very liberal.

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta Metro Area is moderately liberal.

Georgia is leaning 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.

Brookhaven, Georgia: 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 Brookhaven, GA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 4,174 contributions totaling $679,153 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $163 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,541 contributions totaling $1,088,917 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $707 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

DeKalb County, Georgia Politics Voting
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