It will likely surprise no one that if the presidential election were being decided by Evanston residents' campaign donations, Barack Obama would win in a landslide.
According to a Patch database of presidential campaign donations compiled from Federal Election Commission data, Evanstonians made 4,183 separate donations to President Barack Obama’s campaign and 113 donations to challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign.
Of the donations greater than $1,000, 273 were for Obama and 35 for Romney.
Some notable locals who donated more than $1,000 include:
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl gave to Obama.
Author Scott Turow gave to Obama.
John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International, gave to Romney.
Michele Coleman Mayes, the recently retired general counsel at Allstate, donated to the president’s campaign.
Julie Hamos, director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, gave to Obama.
Debra Shore, commissioner with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, donated to Obama.
Barbara O’Keefe, the dean of the School of Communication at Northwestern University, gave to Obama.
Jennifer Richeson, Northwestern professor and former MacArthur Foundation genius grant winner, gave to Obama.
Lisa Kornick, owner of downtown Chicago's MK Restaurant, donated to Obama.
Sharon Watrous, owner of Chalk Boutique, donated to Obama.
Brian Moak, owner of Duxler Tire, gave to Romney.