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Lightfoot leads mayoral candidates with most campaign donations received


By LGIS News Service | Feb 12, 2019


Lori Lightfoot leads all 14 Chicago mayoral candidates in the number of campaign donations received with 1,295 brought in between Jan 1, 2018 and Jan. 31, 2019, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Of those 1,295, the average amount of the donation was $1,022. 

A former partner at Mayer Brown LLP, Lightfoot has held numerous government posts, including serving as an assistant U.S. Attorney, chief of staff and general counsel of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications, first deputy of the Chicago Department of Procurement Services, and president of the Chicago Police board. 

In total, her campaign committee claimed $1,324,082 in funds received between Jan. 1, 2018 and Jan. 31, 2019, none of which came from loans. 

Despite bringing in the most donations, Lightfoot has not brought in the most money overall. Democrat Bill Daley tops the list of most money raised with his campaign committee reporting $5,608,014 collected,  none of which were from loans. His average donation amount was $10,141.


Most Campaign Contributions Jan. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019

RankCandidateTotal DonationsAvg. Donation
1Lori Lightfoot1,295$1,022
2Gery Chico936$2,287
3Garry McCarthy748$1,520
4Toni Preckwinkle556$6,427
5Bill Daley553$10,141
6Paul Vallas312$2,349
7Susana Mendoza180$10,579
8Jerry Joyce60$25,270
9Amara Enyia57$11,108
10Willie Wilson40$32,565
11La Shawn Ford37$1,827
12Neal Sales-Griffin36$3,165
13Bob Fioretti25$22,460
14John Kozlar0$0
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

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