Shaker Heights residents made nearly 700 contributions to presidential candidates in this election cycle — and more than 90 percent of the donations went to President Barack Obama.
The public-record list of contributors in Shaker includes a variety of attorneys, investment bankers, college professors and physicians. Though Shaker residents overwhelmingly contributed to Obama, the largest donation went to the Romney campaign. Truck Fax Inc. President Brian Luntz made two contributions totaling $7,250.
Forest City Enterprises executive James A. Ratner twice donated $2,500 to the Obama campaign. Susan Ratner, a social worker at Bellefaire JCB, also made two contributions of $2,500 to Obama, as did Deborah Ratner, founder of Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio.
Of the 658 campaign contributions in Shaker Heights, only 45 went to Romney. Forty of the Obama donations were for $1,000 or more. Results show 24 contributions of $1,000 or more to Romney.
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across Ohio, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in Beachwood or Cleveland Heights look like, go right ahead.
The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
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