The city of St. Paul, MN is served by a range of political representatives at the local, state and federal levels. The City of Saint Paul has a mayor-council form of government, with seven members elected to represent each ward on the city council. At the state level, residents are represented in the Minnesota Legislature by both senators and representatives who serve two-year terms in office. As for federal representation, St. Paul is located in Minnesota’s second congressional district which is currently being represented by U.S. Representative Angie Craig who was first elected in 2018. St. Paul residents take great pride in their civic responsibility and participate actively in elections to ensure they have strong leaders representing their interests at all levels of government.
The political climate in St. Paul, MN is strongly liberal.
Ramsey County, MN is very liberal. In Ramsey County, MN 71.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 26.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.4% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Ramsey county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 71.5% to 26.1%.
Ramsey county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
St. Paul, MN is strongly liberal.
Ramsey County, Minnesota is very liberal.
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area is moderately liberal.
Minnesota 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.
St. Paul, Minnesota: 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 St. Paul, MN
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 47,732 contributions totaling $4,564,199 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $96 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 4,099 contributions totaling $3,842,669 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $937 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)