2021 Candidate Connections report

A total of 694 candidates completed the Ballotpedia Candidate Connection survey in 2021. The largest number of responses came from Colorado, Texas, and New York with 62, 61, and 60 candidates responding to the survey respectively.

City candidates made up the largest portion of respondents at 43%. School board candidates accounted for 21% of survey responses. 

Of the 694 candidates who completed our survey, 21% went on to win their respective races. Some of those winners include Glenn Youngkin (R), who completed the survey before winning the Virginia governorship, and Michelle Wu (D), who completed the survey before winning the Boston mayoral election. 

You can read more about notable respondents and find additional statistics in the full 2021 report

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Caitlin Vanden Boom

Caitlin Vanden Boom is a staff writer at Ballotpedia. Contact us at editor@ballotpedia.org.