The politics in Auburn, IN are largely influenced by the strong local community. Every two years, residents of Auburn elect a Mayor and six City Council members to represent their interests at the local level. These elected officials work to ensure that the city remains a safe and vibrant place to live. Recent initiatives have focused on preserving the town's historical character, developing small businesses, and making sure citizens have access to essential services such as healthcare and education. Additionally, local organizations often host debates between candidates running for office so that voters can make informed decisions when casting their ballots. Ultimately, politics in Auburn revolve around creating a better future for its citizens and ensuring that the town remains a great place to call home.
The Political Climate in Auburn, IN is Strongly conservative.
DeKalb County, IN is Very conservative. In DeKalb County, IN 25.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 72.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, DeKalb county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 72.4% to 25.3%.
DeKalb county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Auburn, IN is Strongly conservative
DeKalb County, Indiana is Very conservative.
Auburn Metro Area is Very conservative.
Indiana is Somewhat 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.
Auburn, Indiana: R R R R R R
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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 Auburn, IN
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,056 contributions totaling $95,584 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $91 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 716 contributions totaling $335,672 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $469 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)