Camas, WA Voting


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The city of Camas, WA is located in Southwest Washington and is known for its beautiful landscapes, thriving local businesses, and the yearly Papermaker Pride Festival. Despite its small size, it has a vibrant political scene that engages citizens in all levels of government. The city's mayor and council are elected by popular vote and work to create policies that promote the general welfare of its residents. Local candidates from both major political parties vie for votes during elections, and engage with citizens on issues such as public safety, infrastructure development, economic growth, educational opportunities, environmental protection, and more. In addition to municipal government proceedings, Camas residents also have the opportunity to participate in state-level policy making through initiatives such as Initiative 735. Regardless of individual preference or partisan affiliation, Camas' local politics are an important part of what makes it a unique and progressive community.

The political climate in Camas, WA is leaning conservative.

Clark County, WA is leaning liberal. In Clark County, WA 51.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 45.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Clark county remained moderately Democratic, 51.0% to 45.9%.
Clark county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Camas, WA is leaning conservative.

Clark County, Washington is leaning liberal.

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Washington 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.

Camas, Washington: 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 Camas, WA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 15,849 contributions totaling $1,096,360 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $69 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,487 contributions totaling $3,479,979 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,399 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Clark County, Washington Politics Voting
Clark County, Washington Politics Voting
Clark County, Washington Politics Voting History
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Born and raised here in Washington. Moved away to San Francisco, California for a decade and just moved back. I live walking distance from downtown and love it. Huge  More

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Camas is a wonderful area which has so many beautiful trails with access to the river. The school system is superb. Prune Hill is such a wonderful place to live and walk  More

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Over 7 years ago

This town has no culture outside the high school. The downtown has scruffy mill taverns to accentuate the smelly pulp mill across the street. Housing is not  More

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