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’s twice as many Republicans as Democrats, and just six of 31 newly elected and re-elected Supervisors in November were women.