Westhampton Beach, NY Voting


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Westhampton Beach, NY is a quaint community located in the Hamptons on Long Island. Politics is an important part of life in the area, and local residents are active participants in their own representation. Every two years, the citizens of Westhampton Beach have the chance to elect a new mayor and village trustees. There have been several noteworthy mayors of Westhampton Beach since its founding, all of which were committed to improving the lives of their constituents. The current mayor is Christopher E. Massell who has held office since 2017 and his main goals since taking office include improving infrastructure, managing growth, and preserving the unique character of Westhampton Beach. In addition to electing a mayor, members of the community have multiple opportunities throughout the year to get involved with various political organizations and activities such as attending Village Board meetings or running for public office themselves. With these resources available, everyone in Westhampton Beach can make their voices heard and help shape their community into something even better than it already is.

The political climate in Westhampton Beach, NY is leaning conservative.

Suffolk County, NY is leaning liberal. In Suffolk County, NY 49.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 49.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Suffolk county remained narrowly Republican, 49.3% to 49.3%.
Suffolk county voted Republican in the two most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous four.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Westhampton Beach, NY is leaning conservative.

Suffolk County, New York is leaning liberal.

New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area is strongly 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.

Westhampton Beach, New York: D d d d 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 Westhampton Beach, NY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 852 contributions totaling $126,984 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $149 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 94 contributions totaling $82,324 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $876 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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