Parkersburg, West Virginia is a small city located in Wood County. It has a rich history of political involvement, going back to its founding in 1820. In recent years, Parkersburg has had a number of local politicians serve on the City Council and the Board of Education. These elected officials work diligently on behalf of their constituents to create change in the city and ensure that Parkersburg remains a vibrant and thriving community. The citizens of Parkersburg also have the opportunity to be involved in deciding who will represent them by voting for local candidates during elections held every two years. This often leads to spirited debate over various issues facing the city, as citizens strive to make their voices heard and make sure that their representatives are advocating for their interests.
The political climate in Parkersburg, WV is moderately conservative.
Wood County, WV is very conservative. In Wood County, WV 28.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 70.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.6% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Wood county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 70.2% to 28.2%.
Wood county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Parkersburg, WV is moderately conservative.
Wood County, West Virginia is very conservative.
Parkersburg-Vienna Metro Area is very conservative.
West Virginia is very conservative.
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.
Parkersburg, West Virginia: R R R R 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 Parkersburg, WV
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,917 contributions totaling $170,560 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $89 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 818 contributions totaling $234,403 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $287 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)