Orchard Park, NY Voting


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Orchard Park, NY is a town located in western New York that has a rich political history. The town government is made up of a Town Supervisor and four Town Council members who are elected to serve staggered terms. The current Town Supervisor, Patrick Keem, was elected in 2017 and is the leader of the local government. The Town Council works with him to make laws and policies that affect the entire community. Other important political roles in Orchard Park include the Members of Assembly for both the 140th and 143rd Districts, Supreme Court Justices, County Legislator for Erie County's 8th District, and representatives from other state-level offices. All of these elected officials work together to make sure that Orchard Park residents have safe and sustainable communities in which to live.

The political climate in Orchard Park, NY is leaning liberal.

Erie County, NY is somewhat liberal. In Erie County, NY 56.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 41.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Erie county remained strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.7%.
Erie county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Orchard Park, NY is leaning liberal.

Erie County, New York is somewhat liberal.

Buffalo-Cheektowaga Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

New York 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Orchard Park, New York: 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 Orchard Park, NY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 5,064 contributions totaling $539,923 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $107 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,000 contributions totaling $300,925 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $301 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Erie County, New York Politics Voting
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