Zip 06098 (Winsted, CT) Voting


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United States / Connecticut / Torrington Metro Area / Litchfield County / No City / Zip 06098 (Winsted, CT)
The town of Winsted, CT (06098) is located in Litchfield County, in the northwestern corner of Connecticut. It is a small community with a population of approximately 7,500 people. The town operates under the Council-Manager government model, which is composed of seven members elected to two-year terms by the citizens. These officials work together to create and implement policies that will benefit the entire town. The current Mayor is Candy Perez and the town council consists of four Democrats and three Republicans. They are responsible for setting local laws and budgets that support their vision for Winsted's future. Additionally, they oversee various boards and commissions that bring together citizens from different backgrounds to address issues affecting the whole community. Local elections occur every two years, offering residents an opportunity to have their voices heard in their government’s decision-making process. Through these elections, Winsted's citizens can elect new leadership to move forward with their own ideas for progress while continuing to respect and value the heritage that makes this small town unique.

The political climate in Zip 06098 (Winsted, CT) is leaning conservative.

Litchfield County, CT is leaning conservative. In Litchfield County, CT 46.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 51.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Litchfield county remained moderately Republican, 51.7% to 46.6%.
Litchfield county voted Republican in 2020, 2016, 2012 and 2004, and Democratic in 2008 and 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 06098 (Winsted, CT) is leaning conservative.

Winsted, Connecticut is leaning conservative.

Litchfield County, Connecticut is leaning conservative.

Torrington Metro Area is leaning conservative.

Connecticut 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.

Winsted, Connecticut: d r d 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 zip 06098 (Winsted)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 404 contributions totaling $17,319 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $43 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 38 contributions totaling $8,025 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $211 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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2021... A *LOT* has happened in Winsted in 6 years... New Harvard educated Town Manager who's put his heart and soul into the betterment of Winsted... New Police Chief  More

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