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San Antonio, TX is a city with a diverse population and culture. It is home to some of the best Tex-Mex cuisine and traditional folk music. Furthermore, San Antonio is also home to an active political scene, with numerous local candidates running for various positions each year. Mayor Ron Nirenberg has been leading the city since 2017 and has implemented numerous progressive policies that have greatly benefited the people of San Antonio. In addition to him, there are over a dozen members of the San Antonio City Council who represent the interests of various parts of the city. Each year, local elections bring in a variety of new candidates from both parties who are eager to make their voice heard in San Antonio’s politics. The political environment in San Antonio is highly competitive but also very collaborative as everyone works together for the betterment of the community.

The political climate in San Antonio, TX is somewhat liberal.

Bexar County, TX is moderately liberal. In Bexar County, TX 58.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 40.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Bexar county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.2% to 40.1%.
Bexar county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

San Antonio, TX is somewhat liberal.


Bexar County, Texas is moderately liberal.

San Antonio-New Braunfels Metro Area is leaning liberal.

Texas 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.
VoteWord™

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

San Antonio, Texas: r R 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 San Antonio, TX

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 101,745 contributions totaling $13,024,492 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $128 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 43,022 contributions totaling $28,201,805 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $656 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Bexar County, Texas Politics Voting
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I've lived here 13 years now and hoping to move!! Not the most exiting place to live if you enjoy being outdoors for activities like biking, hiking or even walking or  More

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I lived in San Antonio for about 7 months or so, and for a reason! Like anywhere I think SA has its pros and cons, but ultimately being in my early 20s and single I  More

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Over 2 years ago

Overall, San Antonio is a nice place to live. The weather is generally pleasant but from mid June to about mid September, it does get scorching hot. I remember one  More

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