Overview of November 2016 General Election

Last Modified: May, 02 2017

 

The lists below show the total amount donated by top contributors to state ballot measures and candidates for each of the elections. The lists reflect contributions as reported by committees that have raised at least $1,000,000 and are primarily formed to support or oppose a state ballot measure or a candidate for state office in the November 2016 general election. 

For a breakdown of the top 10 contributors supporting or opposing each measure or candidate, view full list here.

The lists do not show all contributions to every state ballot measure, or each independent expenditure committee formed to support or oppose a state candidate, only those committees that have raised $1,000,000 or more and have at least one contributor of $10,000 or more.

*A contributor whose name is marked with an asterisk made a contribution to a committee that simultaneously supported or opposed more than one potential ballot measure for the same election. Because of this, it is not possible to determine the amount of the contribution that was spent specifically on the campaign for any particular measure. In these cases the contributions are listed for each ballot measure the committee has been formed to support or oppose. This results in the same contribution appearing multiple times - once for each ballot measure the committee supports or opposes.

 

Total Contributions from Top 10 Contributors

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure. Click on "View Full List" at the bottom for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
Prop 51 Support School Bonds. Funding for K–12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute.
$6,065,078
Prop 52 Support Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
$40,030,980
Prop 52 Oppose Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
$4,039,588
Prop 53 Support Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 
$5,034,331
Prop 53 Oppose Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 
$11,363,525
Prop 54 Support Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.   $10,705,640
Prop 55 Support Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
$56,529,547
Prop 56 Support Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 
$29,459,085
Prop 56 Oppose Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 
$70,941,599
Prop 57 Support Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 
$11,873,682
Prop 58 Support English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute. $4,246,479
Prop 60
Support Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute $5,207,071
Prop 61 Support State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.
$18,981,206
Prop 61 Oppose State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.
$69,810,718
Prop 62
Support Death Penalty. Initiative $7,375,000
Prop 62 Oppose Death Penalty. Initiative $2,978,304
Prop 63
Support Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. $2,872,179
Prop 64 Support Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. $23,525,563
Prop 64 Oppose Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. $1,544,500
Prop 65 Support Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.
$6,135,383
Prop 66 Support Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.
$2,978,304
Prop 66 Oppose Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute. $7,375,000
Prop 67 Support Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum. $757,254
Prop 67
Oppose Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum.
$6,135,383
AD 47 Support Candidate Eloise Reyes $1,819,654
 
Total $390,537,643

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure that is pending Secretary of State verification or are still circulating for signatures. Click on "View Full List" at the bottom for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
1769. (15-107) Support Water Bond. Reallocation of Bond Authority to Water Storage Projects. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. $637,856*
1767. (15-109) Support High-Speed Rail. No issuance or Sale of Future Bonds. Suspension of Project. Initiative Statute. $637,856
1770. (15-0111) Support Hospital Executive Compensation Act of 2016 $11,562,866
 
Total $12,200,722
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Prop 54


No Primarily Formed Committee to support or oppose a candidate for state office has reached the $1,000,000 threshold for this list. Initiative and referendum measures can only qualify to appear on general election ballots.

 

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure. Click on the "View Full List" at the bottom for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by committees.

Total $158,905,364