As it should be.
I am a midwestern guy who ended up in Seattle and surrounded by people who lean left.
Sounds like you're a brother by another mother. My parents wanted me to seek a college near to home, but I was having none of that. With that settled, I met my first "leftist" in that dorm. If memory serves, he was the first Jewish New Yorker I had ever met. He did like the Packers, so peace broke out.