November 2018 General Election

Last Modified: Aug, 01 2018

 

Below are lists of the top 10 contributors to 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 2018 general election.

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.

For itemized contribution and expenditure reports on state ballot measures, go to the CA Secretary of State’s ballot measure page.

For itemized contribution and expenditure reports on state candidates, go to the CA Secretary of State’s candidate page.

*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.

The top 10 lists reflect the most recently available data. During the 90 days before an election the FPPC makes every attempt to ensure that the lists are updated within one business day of receiving new information. Otherwise, the top contributor lists are updated weekly.

The following key explains the symbols used to indicate changes after each new update.

Status Key

NEW A new person/entity has qualified as a top 10 contributor.
A contributor has moved up the list.
A contributor has moved down the list.
+ A contributor has made an additional contribution.
- No change has occurred with this contributor.

*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.

Last Modified: Aug, 01 2018

Top Contributor Lists

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. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
Prop. 1 Support Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 $1,200,000
Prop. 3 Support Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute.  $1,705,080
Prop. 4  Support Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children's Health Care. Initiative Statute.  $10,222,800
Prop. 5 Support Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. $7,204,825
Prop. 6 Support Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding by Repealing Revenues Dedicated for those Purposes. Requires any measure to Enact Certain Vehicle Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Submitted to and Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $2,030,638
Prop. 6 Oppose Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding by Repealing Revenues Dedicated for those Purposes. Requires any measure to Enact Certain Vehicle Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Submitted to and Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $8,109,051
Prop. 8 Support Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. $7,952,903
Prop. 8 Oppose Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. $18,020,966
Prop. 9 Support Division of California into Three States. Initiative Statute. $1,220,000
Prop. 10 Support Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. $2,310,491
Prop. 10 Oppose Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. $15,056,375
Prop. 11 Support Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment. Initiative Statute.  $3,650,000
Prop. 12 Support Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products. Initiative Statute. $3,00,143
Tony Thurmond Support Superintendent of Public Instruction $3,371,993
 
Total $85,055,265

Proposition 1

Supporting

Affordable Housing Now, a Coalition of Housing California, California Housing Consortium, State Building Trades and Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy CA NEW $250,000
2

Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

Top Donors to Contributor

CA
$150,000
3 Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA
$100,000
4 EAH, Inc. CA
$100,000
5 Eden Housing, Inc. CA
$100,000
6 Highridge Costa Investors, LLC CA
$100,000
7 Mercy Housing, Inc. CO
$100,000
8 MidPen Housing Corporation CA
$100,000
9

Caleb J. Roope

ID
$100,000
10 California Homeless & Housing Coalition Action Fund CA
$100,000
Total from top contributors $1,200,000

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

Proposition 3

Supporting

Californians for Safe Drinking Water and a Clean and Reliable Water Supply, A Coalition of Farmers, Conservationists, Businesses and Water Leaders
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Ducks Unlimited TN - $400,000
2 California Wildlife Foundation* CA - $300,000
  California Wildlife Foundation Vesta Fund CA -  
3 California Waterfowl Association CA -
$275,000
4 California Grape & Tree Fruit League DBA California Fresh Fruit Association
CA -
$105,080
5 Wonderful Orchards LLC CA NEW $100,000
6

Agricultural and Dairy Community for Safe Drinking Water and A Reliable Water Supply

Top Donors to Contributor

CA
$100,000
7

Northern California Water Association

CA
$100,000
8

California Rice Industry Association

CA
$100,000
9 California Dairies, California Activities CA
$75,000
10 Western Growers CA
$75,000
11 California Citrus Mutual CA
$75,000
Total from top contributors $1,705,080

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Proposition 4

Supporting

Yes on Children's Hospital, sponsored by California Children's Hospital Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Children's Hospital of Los Angeles CA - $1,363,100
2 Valley Children's Hospital CA - $1,363,100
3 Children's Hospital of Orange County CA -
$1,363,100
4 Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego CA ↑+ $1,363,000
5 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
CA
$1,363,000
6 Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland
CA
$1,363,000
7 Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach CA
$1,363,000
8 Loma Linda University Children's Hospital CA -
$681,500
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $10,222,800

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Propositon 5

Supporting

Homeownership for Families and Tax Savings for Seniors, Sponsored by the California Association of Realtors, Major Funding by the California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 CA Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC) CA + $4,204,825
2 National Association of Realtors Fund (Nonprofit 527 Organization) IL - $3,000,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $7,204,825

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Proposition 6

Supporting

Give Voters a Voice
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Republican Party**

Top Donors for this Contributor

CA + $466,638
2 Kevin McCarthy for Congress CA - $300,000
3

John Cox for Governor 2018

Top Donors for this Contributor

CA - $250,000
4

Making Investments Majority Insured PAC - Federal Leadership PAC

Top Donors for this Contributor

CA - $214,000
5 Ken Calvert for Congress CA -
$175,000
6 Walters for Congress CA - $125,000
7 Kojaian Properties, Inc. MI - $100,000
8 Devin Nunes Campaign Committee CA -
$100,000
9 Western Growers Association CA -
$100,000
10 Ryan for Congress, Inc. WI - $50,000
11 Reject the Gas Tax, a committee sponsored and funded by No New Taxes, a project of the HJTA

Top Donors for Contributor

CA -
$50,000
12 New Majority California PAC CA - $50,000
13 Nachhattar Singh Chandi CA - $50,000
Total from top contributors $2,030,638

Opposing

No on Prop 6: Stop the Attack on Bridge & Road Safety, Sponsored by business, labor, local governments and transportation advocates
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Alliance for Jobs - Rebuild California Committee

CA - $1,272,500
2 Southern California Partnership for Jobs (Nonprofit (c)(6)) CA - $1,081,551
3

Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction Trade Council of California

Top Donors to Contributor

CA -
$1,000,000
4 United Contractors CA -
$1,000,000
5 Southern California Contractors Association CA - $965,000
6 International Union of Operating Engineers CA -
$750,000
7

League of California Cities CITIPAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA -
$540,000
8 County Supervisors Association California dba California State Association of Counties CA NEW $500,000
9 Granite Construction CA
$500,000
10 Vulcan Materials Company CA
$500,000
Total from top contributors $8,109,051

Proposition 8

Supporting

Californians for Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection, Sponsored by Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West (Nonprofit 501(c)(5) - Californians for Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection* CA + $7,952,903
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $7,952,903

Opposing

Patients and Caregivers to Protect Dialysis Patients, sponsored by the California Dialysis Council
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Fresenius Medical Care North America KS ↑+ $9,244,466
2 DaVita DC
$8,676,500
3 American Renal Management LLC MA -
$100,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $13,253,042

Proposition 9

Proposition 9 removed from November 2018 ballot by California Supreme Court

Supporting

Citizens for Cal3 - Yes on Prop. 9
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Timothy Draper CA NEW $1,220,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $1,220,000

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Proposition 10

Supporting

Coalition for Affordable Housing. Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and ACCE Action
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation CA + $2,200,491
2 American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees Local 3299 Issues PAC CA - $60,000
3 California Nurses Association through their intermediary California Nurses Association Initiative PAC CA - $50,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $2,310,491

Opposing

No on Prop 10; Californians for Responsible Housing, A Coalition of Veterans, Seniors, Affordable Housing Providers, Social Justice Groups, Taxpayer Associations, and Labor; Sponsored by the California Apartment Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Essex Property Trust, INC., and Affiliated Entities CA + $2,408,100
2 Equity Residential IL - $1,707,400
3 Avalonbay Communities, INC. CA ↑+ $1,417,760
4 Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. CA
$785,500
5 Spieker Companies, INC CA
$779,900
6 CA Association of Realtors Issues Movilization PAC (IMPAC) CA
$750,000
7 UDR, INC. CO -
$644,925
8 Inviation Homes, Inc. TX - $644,200
9 Russell Flynn CA - $400,000
10 Sequoia Equities & Affiliated Entities CA - $375,750
Total from top contributors $9,913,535

 

No on Prop 10 - A Flawed Initiative That Will Make The Housing Crisis Worse a coalition of housing advocates, renters, large and small businesses, taxpayer groups, and veterans
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Michael K. Hayde, Including Western National Group & Affiliated Entities CA NEW $3,761,840
2 California Association of Realtors - Issues Movilization PAC CA NEW $750,000
3 Lewis Pacific Partners, Including aggregated contributions from Lewis Investment Company, LLC CA NEW $500,000
4 California Business Roundtable Issues PAC CA NEW $131,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $5,142,840

Proposition 11

Supporting

Californians for Emergency Preparedness and Safety, Committee Major Funding From American Medical Response (AMR)
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 American Medical Response CO + $3,650,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $3,650,000

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Proposition 12

Supporting

Prevent Cruelty California, a Humane Society Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 The Humane Society of the United States DC + $1,904,580
2 Deborah Stone MA - $650,000
3 Donna Krudwig CA - $114,000
4 The Humane League MD - $68,379
5 Mercy for Animals CA -
$65,140
6 Animal Equality CA ↑+ $60,000
7 Paula Kislack CA
$50,000
8

Animal Legal Defense Fund

CA
$25,000
9 Compassion in World Farming, Inc CA -
$15,000
10 Jyoti Godhwani CA -
$12,500
11 Gautam Godhwani CA -
$12,500
Total from top contributors $3,000,143

Opposing

No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony Thurmond

Supporting

Educators Supporting Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018 sponsored by teachers and school employees organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $2,216,993
2 California Federation of Teachers COPE CA - $500,000
3 American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (FED PAC ID # C000028860) DC NEW $250,000
4 Faculty for our University's Future, a committee sponsored by the California Faculty Association CA
$130,000
5 SEIU California State Council Political Committee CA
$125,000
6 PACE of California School Employees Association CA
$125,000
7 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - CA People (AFSCME CA People) Small Contributor Committee CA
$25,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $3,371,993

Opposing

No committee opposing this candidate raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.

 

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