Ten Evanstonians seek to be Democratic presidential convention delegates


Ten Evanston residents have filed with the state board of elections to become delegates to this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

Three — former State Sen. Daniel Biss of 3255 Central St., Daniel J. Montgomery of 904 Colfax St. and Ilya Sheyman of 2118 Maple Ave. — are backing Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Two — Mayor Steve Hagerty of 6 Milburn Park and Markus Pitchford of 855 Hinman Ave., Apt. 503 — are backing Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

Two — Margaret “Meg” Welch of 1325 Greenleaf St. and Michelle L. Oxman of 719 Dobson St., Apt. 203 — are backing Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

One — Jill Wine-Banks of 1725 Asbury Ave. — is backing fomer Vice President Joe Biden.

And one — John Lee Bingham of 1929 Harrison St., Apt. 3F — is backing entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

A total of 41 residents of the 9th Congressional District filed papers by Friday’s deadline to become convention delegates.

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