Hancock, KS is a small rural town located in northwest Kansas. It has a population of around 500 people and is mainly agricultural. The politics in Hancock have been historically conservative, with the local government reflecting this ideology. In recent elections, the mayor has been from the Republican party and the city council is composed of five members who are mostly affiliated with either the Republican or Libertarian parties. While the town may look sleepy on the outside, there is an active political climate in Hancock. Local issues range from economic growth to public safety and education funding. Most recently, a ballot measure was passed that would reduce property taxes for farmers in order to keep them competitive in an increasingly difficult market. The town also supports small businesses through incentives and tax breaks to help maintain its strong economy. All these measures have been met with approval by most residents as they understand that their livelihood depends on sound fiscal decisions made by their local government representatives.
The Political Climate in Hancock, KS is Strongly conservative.
Osborne County, KS is Very conservative. In Osborne County, KS 14.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 83.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Osborne county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 83.8% to 14.4%.
Osborne county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Hancock, KS is Strongly conservative
Osborne County, Kansas is Very conservative.
Kansas 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.
Hancock, Kansas: 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 Hancock, KS
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 0 contributions totaling $0 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $0 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 13 contributions totaling $2,288 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $176 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)