Scottsdale, AZ Politics: Is It Liberal or Conservative?

Election Results and Trends in Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, AZ voted Democrat in the last Presidential election, with this party winning 50.3% of the votes counted, followed by 48.1% voting Republican and other parties voting 1.5%. Therefore, this city is considered as slightly leaning liberal and is ranked 78 out of top 333 most populated US cities on being the most conservative and ranked 240 out of 333 on being the most liberal city.

Presidential Elections Voting Trend

The last six Presidential election results (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) for Scottsdale, AZ are: R R R R R D

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Scottsdale, AZ Presidential Voting Trend, 2000-2020

Scottsdale, located in Maricopa County, has been a historically conservative-leaning city. Over the past 25 years, voters have favored Republican candidates, including Bob Dole in 1996, George W. Bush (2000 and 2004), John McCain (2008), and Mitt Romney (2012). However, the city witnessed a narrowing margin in favor of Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020. The 2020 election was particularly competitive, reflecting the broader shift in Arizona towards being a battleground state.

Local Elections

At the local/city level, Scottsdale has maintained a conservative leaning. Most elected officials, including mayors and council members, have aligned with Republican values, focusing on fiscal conservatism, business-friendly policies, and limited government interference. Recent elections have seen some increase in competitiveness, but the conservative trend remains strong.