Zip 31602 (Valdosta, GA) Voting


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Politics in 31602 Valdosta, GA is a major factor in the local community. As a result, there are several local political candidates vying for elected office including Mayor John Gayle, City Council Members Cynthia Pittman and Sam Hill, and School Board Member Robert Jones. Each of these individuals have their own platforms and goals for the city of Valdosta that they are hoping to enact if elected. The issues facing the city are many, from education to infrastructure to economic development, and each candidate has made it clear that they will work diligently towards helping improve the quality of life for all citizens in the area. With an election season looming ahead, it is sure to be an interesting year with plenty of opportunities for residents to get involved and make a difference in how their community is run.

The political climate in Zip 31602 (Valdosta, GA) is leaning conservative.

Lowndes County, GA is somewhat conservative. In Lowndes County, GA 43.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 55.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Lowndes county remained strongly Republican, 55.4% to 43.4%.
Lowndes county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 31602 (Valdosta, GA) is leaning conservative.

Valdosta, Georgia is leaning conservative.

Lowndes County, Georgia is somewhat conservative.

Valdosta Metro Area is moderately conservative.

Georgia is leaning 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.

Valdosta, Georgia: 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 zip 31602 (Valdosta)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 953 contributions totaling $45,391 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $48 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 321 contributions totaling $58,747 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $183 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Lowndes County, Georgia Politics Voting
Lowndes County, Georgia Politics Voting
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