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Alexandria, Virginia is a vibrant and diverse city with a strong political scene. The local government of Alexandria is led by the Mayor and the City Council who are elected by the citizens of Alexandria. This City Council consists of six members who represent their respective districts in matters related to the city’s budget, infrastructure development, public safety, housing policy, transportation, education and more. The City Council meets regularly and works together to make decisions that affect all citizens of Alexandria. Additionally, residents of Alexandria can get involved in politics through organizations such as the Alexandria Democratic Committee or the Alexandria Republican Committee which help to organize events and advocate for political issues important to the city. Through these organizations residents can become informed on matters that affect their community and elect leaders who will best represent them.

The political climate in Alexandria, VA is strongly liberal.

Alexandria City County, VA is very liberal. In Alexandria City County, VA 80.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 17.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Alexandria city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 80.3% to 17.6%.
Alexandria city county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Alexandria, VA is strongly liberal.


Alexandria City County, Virginia is very liberal.

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area is very liberal.

Virginia is somewhat liberal.

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.

Alexandria, Virginia: 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 Alexandria, VA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 43,147 contributions totaling $11,681,882 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $271 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 13,796 contributions totaling $16,206,119 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,175 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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Old Town Alexandria is a charming port city, with lovely historic homes, fun restaurants and sweet shops. Its easy proximity to the hustle and bustle of DC offer  More

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Alexandria is different depending on what part of it you are in. There is a huge strata of rich and poor, with a few middle class neighborhoods in between. Old town is  More

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The mailing address in this area is Alexandria, or Engleside. Either way, it's SE Fairfax County between Fort Belvoir and Mount Vernon. The neighborhood has been here  More

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