New Sharon, IA Voting


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New Sharon, IA is a small rural town and does not have any local political candidates running for office. It is located in the south-central part of Iowa and is mostly comprised of agricultural lands. The town's population is around 1,400 people, and it has seen modest growth over recent years due to its proximity to larger cities. The town is governed by a mayor and four council members who are elected on a rotating basis every two years. The major issues facing New Sharon are related to economic development, infrastructure investments, public safety and quality of life improvements. Residents of the town take an active role in local politics, with many participating in community forums and meetings to discuss pressing issues. Despite its size, New Sharon has strong civic pride and residents work together to create an environment that will benefit all.

The political climate in New Sharon, IA is very conservative.

Mahaska County, IA is very conservative. In Mahaska County, IA 25.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 72.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Mahaska county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 72.8% to 25.4%.
Mahaska county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

New Sharon, IA is very conservative.

Mahaska County, Iowa is very conservative.

Oskaloosa Metro Area is very conservative.

Iowa 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.

New Sharon, Iowa: 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.

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 New Sharon, IA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 75 contributions totaling $6,620 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $88 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 35 contributions totaling $7,675 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $219 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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