How Much Have Your Oakland Township/Lake Orion Neighbors Given to Obama and Romney?
Lake Orion and Oakland Township residents have donated more than $44,000 to Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according to an interactive database of campaign contributions from the Federal Election Commission.
This election cycle, Oakland Township residents have given more to the campaigns of President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, while Lake Orion resident have given to the candidates more often.
According to Federal Election Commission records, there were 62 contributions from Oakland Township totaling $27,478. Obama received 27 contributions worth $13,534, including two for $2,000 or more and three for $1,000 or more. Romney received 34 contributions for $13,944, including two for $2,000 or more and four of $1,000 or more.
Records show 137 contributions from Lake Orion totaling $16,537. Obama received 91 contributions for $4,092, including one donation of $500 or more but none for $1,000 or more. Romney received 46 contributions for $12,445, including three contributions of $2,000 or more.
Together, both communities have donated $44,015 to the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns.
All this information and more can be found in an interactive database from Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch. With it you can see how much your neighbors have donated to the various presidential campaigns — and to which candidate they’re writing their checks.
We’ve also included records for many communities across southeastern Michigan, so if you want to see who from Rochester or Brighton contributed to campaigns, go right ahead. You can search by candidate, contributor, city, ZIP code and amount contributed.
It's important to note that while a vote for a candidate is secret, a donation to a campaign is public record and open to public scrutiny. Federal election law requires campaigns to regularly report donations and contributors. 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 FEC data will be updated in mid-October. We'll update this database when new information is available.