Ranking among the most conservative American cities
It is fifth in the list of most conservative American cities.
However, recent relocations of liberal Californians (seeking to escape the results of their liberal policies, yet voting the same way upon relocation) have turned Plano (and Collin County in general) into a much less reliably conservative base.
Barbara Staff, a co-manager of Ronald Reagan's crucial 1976 primary victory over U.S. President Gerald Ford, resides in Plano. So does the Moderate Republican Van Taylor, the U.S. Representative for Texas' 3rd congressional district who faces opposition from a conservative woman, Suzanne Harp, in the March 1, 2022, Republican primary.
Bibliography - Further Reading
- Skousen, Joel, Strategic Relocation - North American Guide to Safe Places, 3rd Edition Perfect Paperback, 2011, ISBN 1568612621, ISBN 978-1568612621. Detailed profile on Texas cities and towns.
- 2005 study rankings on liberal and conservative cities. Posted Oct 27, 2014. Accessed March 18, 2015.