#8. Sparks

Despite being located in a congressional district that leans to the right, Sparks, Nev., offers a more moderate political environment. Most Sparks residents voted for Barack Obama during the last two presidential elections. Locally, Republicans have found support in Sparks. Mayor Geno Martini, a Republican, has held his position since 2005.  

GovTrack classifies U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, who represents Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, as a moderate Republican. 

Residents here are likely to …

  • drive a Cadillac.
  • eat at Qdoba.
  • shop at REI.
  • watch The Newsroom & The Bachelorette.
  • read Time magazine.

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