Gulf County, FL Voting


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Gulf, FL County is a beautiful coastal region located in the state of Florida. It is a relatively small county with a population of just over 40,000 people. The county is home to several towns and cities such as Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, and Wewahitchka. The county has an active political scene with local elections being held every two years for city and county offices. Popular issues include economic development, environmental protection, health care access, and education. Several local political candidates are running for office in Gulf FL County this year including Carolyn Fries, Arturo O’Farrill, and Ray Lenderman. Each candidate brings to the table a unique set of experiences and qualifications that will help shape the future of the County for years to come.

The political climate in Gulf County, FL is very conservative.

In Gulf County, FL 24.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 74.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 0.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Gulf county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 74.8% to 24.3%.
Gulf county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Gulf County, FL is very conservative.

Panama City Metro Area is very conservative.

Florida 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.

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

Gulf, Florida: 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 for the Democrat and I for the Independent. 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 Gulf County, FL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 151 contributions totaling $21,950 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $145 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 223 contributions totaling $42,521 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $191 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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