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Local Election Results 2014

335 cities went to the polls Tuesday, November 4 to decide more than 900 available seats. GrassrootsLab tracked these races and identified the key trends that shaped this election. Among them:

  • More than 920 mayoral and council seats were decided, and Incumbents won just over half (55 percent) of them. This bucks the traditional trend of 30-35% turnover.

  • Business lead the ranks of ballot designations, tallying almost triple any other profession. Education, public safety and legal round out the top fields.

  • Women continue to hover around 30 percent of local electeds officials.

  • Among new County Supervisors, there‚Äôs twice as many Republicans as Democrats, and just six of 31 newly elected and re-elected Supervisors in November were women.

A full report is available here. For more information on local elections, contact us.