Park Ridge, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Park Ridge, Illinois

The Political Climate in Park Ridge, IL is Moderately liberal.

Cook County, IL is Very liberal. In Cook County, IL 74.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 24.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.2% to 24.0%.
Cook county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Park Ridge, IL is Moderately liberal

Cook County, Illinois is Very liberal.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area is Very liberal.

Illinois is Moderately liberal.

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.

Park Ridge, Illinois: 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 Park Ridge, IL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 15,551 contributions totaling $1,552,638 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $100 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,347 contributions totaling $797,180 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $238 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Park Ridge    3 Reviews
    friendly - 9/25/2007
    Park Ridge is a friendly community with lots of events especially in the warm weather... Read More

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    A boring place - 5/5/2007
    Hemmingway complained that Oak Park was a city of broad lawns and narrow minds. He wouldn't have been so hard on Oak Park if he'd ever been to Park... Read More

    Park Ridge a better than average choice - 2/27/2006
    Good access to public transportation-2 train stations,nearby train to Chicago loop,close to O'Hare Field all plus. Older town layout with horse/buggy roads now main... Read More


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