On Wednesday, Benjamin Anderstone writing on Crosscut did a story about Seattle’s five most liberal and conservative neighborhoods, based on voting records. And for a coda, they determined Victory Heights was politically the most average neighborhood in the city.
Victory Heights ranks close to Seattle’s average demographics on race, income, education, and other political predictors. The neighborhood also has a mix of single-family homes, young renters, and senior living facilities. It’s heavily Democratic, culturally liberal, left-leaning on taxes, and a fierce battleground in most competitive local races. If you could bottle Seattle politics, it would taste a lot like Victory Heights.
You might recall I printed election results from the 2012 Presidential race that showed precincts in Victory Heights voted overwhelming for Obama.