November 2018 General Election

Last Modified: Oct, 12 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: Oct, 12 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 $2,320,000*
Prop. 2 Support Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness. Legislative Statute. $2,320,000*
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.  $2,505,260
Prop. 4  Support Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children's Health Care. Initiative Statute.  $10,904,300
Prop. 5 Support Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. $13,204,825
Prop. 5 Oppose Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. $2,547,469
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. $2,130,941
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. $14,220,003
Prop. 8 Support Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. $18,387,341
Prop. 8 Oppose Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. $99,436,249
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. $18,478,042
Prop. 10 Oppose Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. $38,509,015
Prop. 11 Support Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment. Initiative Statute.  $21,900,786
Prop. 12 Support Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products. Initiative Statute. $8,327,426
Tony Thurmond Support Superintendent of Public Instruction $8,534,058
Marshall Tuck Support Superintendent of Public Instruction $19,757,891
 
Total $284,703,046

Proposition 1

Supporting

Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props. 1 & 2 coalition: Housing California, California Housing Consortium, State Building and Construction Trades, Council of California and Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Chevron Policy Governmental & Public Affairs CA NEW $250,000
2 PG&E Corporation CA NEW $250,000
3 KP Financial Services OPS
CA ↑+
$250,000
4

Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↓- $250,000
5

California Apartment Association Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↑+
$155,000
6 California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC (CAR-IMPAC) CA NEW $150,000
7 Essex Property Trust, Inc. CA ↓- $150,000
8

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

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↓-
$150,000
9 EAH, Inc. CA ↑+
$115,000
10 Dignity Health CA NEW $100,000
11 Jamboree Housing Corporation CA NEW $100,000
12 Bridge Housing Corporation CA NEW $100,000
13 California Works - Senator Toni Atkins Ballot Measure Committee CA
$100,000
14 Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA
$100,000
15 Eden Housing, Inc. CA ↓-
$100,000
16 Highridge Costa Investors, LLC CA ↓-
$100,000
17 Mercy Housing, Inc. CO ↓-
$100,000
18 MidPen Housing Corporation CA ↓-
$100,000
19

Caleb J. Roope

ID ↓-
$100,000
20 California Homeless & Housing Coalition Action Fund CA ↓-
$100,000
Total from top contributors $2,820,000

Opposing

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

Proposition 2

Supporting

Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props. 1 & 2 coalition: Housing California, California Housing Consortium, State Building and Construction Trades, Council of California and Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Chevron Policy Governmantal & Public Affairs CA NEW $250,000
2 PG&E Corporation CA NEW $250,000
3 KP Financial Services OPS
CA ↑+
$250,000
4

Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↓- $250,000
5

California Apartment Association Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↑+
$155,000
6 California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC (CAR-IMPAC) CA NEW $150,000
7 Essex Property Trust, Inc. CA ↓- $150,000
8

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

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↓-
$150,000
9 EAH, Inc. CA ↑+
$115,000
10 Dignity Health CA NEW $100,000
11 Jamboree Housing Corporation CA NEW $100,000
12 Bridge Housing Corporation CA NEW $100,000
13 California Works - Senator Toni Atkins Ballot Measure Committee CA
$100,000
14 Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA
$100,000
15 Eden Housing, Inc. CA ↓-
$100,000
16 Highridge Costa Investors, LLC CA ↓-
$100,000
17 Mercy Housing, Inc. CO ↓-
$100,000
18 MidPen Housing Corporation CA ↓-
$100,000
19

Caleb J. Roope

ID ↓-
$100,000
20 California Homeless & Housing Coalition Action Fund CA ↓-
$100,000
Total from top contributors $2,820,000

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 California Waterfowl Association CA ↑+ $495,000
2 Ducks Unlimited TN
$400,000
3 California Wildlife Foundation* CA - $300,000
  California Wildlife Foundation Vesta Fund CA -  
4 Western Growers CA -
$275,000
5 California Grape & Tree Fruit League DBA California Fresh Fruit Association  CA - $215,080
6 California Rice Industry Association CA - $200,000
7

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

Top Donors for Contributor

CA - $200,000
8

American Pistachio Growers

Top Donors for Contributor

CA - $160,180
9 Northern California Water Association CA - $160,000
10 Wonderful Orchards LLC CA - $100,000
Total from top contributors $2,505,260

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 Loma Linda University Children's Hospital CA ↑+ $1,363,000
5 Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego CA
$1,363,000
6 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
CA
$1,363,000
7 Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland
CA
$1,363,000
8 Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach CA
$1,363,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $10,904,300

Opposing

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

Proposition 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 + $10,204,825
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 $13,204,825

Opposing

No on Prop 5, Sponsored by Educators, Public Safety and Health Care Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU California State Council Political Committee CA - $1,000,000
2 California Teachers Association Issues PAC CA + $750,000
3 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (MPO)   CA  NEW $300,000
4 California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop/Ballot Committee   CA  ↑+ $150,000
5 California Professional Firefighters Ballot Issues Committee CA - $142,750
6 County Supervisors Association of California dba California Sate Association of Counties (Nonprofit 501(c)(4)) CA - $100,178
7 AFSCME 57 Issues PAC   CA - $50,000
8 CA Faculty Assn Political Issues Committee   CA   NEW  $35,000
9

California Democratic Party

Top Donors for this Contributor

  CA   +  $19,541
  Total from Top Contributors     $2,547,469

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 - $135,303
7 Kojaian Properties, Inc. MI - $100,000
8 Devin Nunes Campaign Committee CA -
$100,000
9 Western Growers Association CA -
$100,000
10

Ventura County Republican Party

Top Donors for this Contributor

CA NEW $68,0118
Total from top contributors $1,909,059

 

Reform California - Yes on 6
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 New Car Dealers Association PAC CA ↑+
$45,000
2 David Herro CA ↓- $25,000
3 Broidy Capital Management LLC CA ↓- $25,000
4 Susan Groff CA NEW $15,625
5 The Lincoln Club of Orange County Issues PAC

 

CA ↓- $10,000
6 Harkey for Board of Equalization 2018 CA ↓- $10,000
Total from top contributors $130,625

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 - $3,022,500
2

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

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↑+ $2,077,855
3 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition Issues PAC CA
$1,600,000
4 Southern California District of Laborers Issues PAC CA - $1,400,000
5 Southern California Partnership for Jobs (Nonprofit (c)(6)) CA - $1,119,348
6 Northern California Carpenters Regionals Council Issues PAC CA - $1,030,300
7 International Union of Operating Engineers DC NEW $1,000,000
8 Working for Working America DC ↓-
$1,000,000
9

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↓-
$1,000,000
10 United Contractors CA ↓-
$1,000,000
Total from top contributors $14,250,003

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 - $17,387,341
2 California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee CA NEW $1,000,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $18,387,341

Opposing

Patients and Caregivers to Protect Dialysis Patients, sponsored by the California Dialysis Council
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 DaVita DC + $61,582,516
2 Fresenius Medical Care North America KS + $28,501,590
3 US Renal Care, Inc. TX - $7,402,995
4 Dialysis Clinic, Inc. TN + $1,215,417
5 Satellite Healthcare, Inc. CA - $500,000
6 American Renal Management LLC MA +
$233,731
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $99,436,249

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 + $17,483,649
2 California Teachers Association CA - $500,000
3 California Nurses Association through their intermediary California Nurses Association Initiative PAC CA - $350,000
4 East Bay Working Families, A Coalition of Union and Community Groups CA - $84,393
5 American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees Local 3299 Issues PAC CA -
$60,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $18,478,042

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 +
$4,816,200
2 Equity Residential IL - $3,724,900
3 Avalonbay Communities, INC. CA ↑+
$3,006,100
4 CA Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC (IMPAC) CA ↓- $2,500,000
5 George M. Marcus and Affiliated Entities CA ↑+
$1,850,000
6 Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. CA ↓-
$1,585,500
7 Invitation Homes, Inc. TX ↑+ $1,286,250
8 UDR, INC. CA
$1,207,650
9 Jackson Square Properties CA
$800,600
10 Spieker Companies, INC CA
$779,900
Total from top contributors $21,557,100

 

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 Blackstone Property Partners, LP-BREIT MF Holdings LLC; Blackstone Real Estate Partners (VI through VIII) LP; & their holdings
NY ↑+
$4,999,998
2 Michael K. Hayde, Including Western National Group & Affiliated Entities CA ↓+
$4,761,840
3 California Association of Realtors - Issues Mobilization PAC CA - $2,500,000
4 Geoffrey H. Palmer CA -
$2,000,000
5 Lewis Pacific Partners, Including aggregated contributions from Lewis Investment Company, LLC CA -
$1,000,000
6

Californians for Affordable Housing, No on Proposition 10, sponsored by the California Rental Housing Association

Top Donors for Contributor

CA ↑+
$626,377
7 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of American California Initiative Fund CA ↓- $500,000
8 George Argyros and Affiliated Entities CA - $250,000
9 Palos Verdes Management Co. LP CA -
$163,700
10 AOA Political Action Committee CA -
$150,000
Total from top contributors $16,951,915

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 + $21,900,786
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $21,900,786

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 Open Philanthropy Action Fund   NEW $3,000,000
2 The Humane Society of the United States DC ↓+ $2,062,360
3 Deborah Stone MA   $1,650,000
4 Kyle Vogt CA NEW $500,000
5 The Humane League MD ↑+ $200,072
6 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY NEW $200,000
7 Mercy for Animals CA ↑+ $184,244
8 Ariel Thomas Nessel CA ↑+ $116,650
9 Donna Krudwig CA + $114,100
10 Karla Jurvetson CA NEW $100,000
11 Humane Society Legislative Fund (FEC ID #C00466813)  DC   $100,000
12 James Greenbaum, Jr.  CA   $100,000
Total from top contributors $8,327,426

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 + $5,938,422
2 California Federation of Teachers COPE CA - $750,000
3 PACE of California School Employees Association
CA ↑+ $575,636
4 SEIU California State Council Political Committee CA ↓- $500,000
5 Faculty for our University's Future, a committee sponsored by the California Faculty Association CA -
$380,000
6 American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (FED PAC ID # C000028860) DC -
$250,000
7 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (MPO) DC -
$100,000
8 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - CA People (AFSCME CA People) Small Contributor Committee CA -
$25,000
9 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - Council 57 PAC CA NEW $15,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $8,534,058

Opposing

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

 

 

Marshall Tuck

Supporting

Students, Parents and Teachers supporting Marshall Tuck for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018, a project of EdVoice
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

EdVoice for the Kids PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $15,553,882
2

Association of California School Administrators PAC SCC

CA ↑+
$45,000
3

Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018, sponsored by California Charter Schools Association Advocates

Top Donors to Contributor

CA NEW $26,000
4

Students for Education Reform (SFER) Action Network

Top Donors to Contributor

CA
$16,427
5 Michael Stoppelman CA
$15,000
6 George Hume CA - $15,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $14,119,725
Parents, Teachers and Neighbors working together for quality, safe public schools for all, a project of
EdVoice, supporting Marshall Tuck for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

EdVoice for the Kids PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA NEW $1,136,583
2

Bill Bloomfield

CA NEW $1,075,000
3

Charter Public Schools PAC, sponsored by CA Charter Schools Assn Advocates

Top Donors to Contributor

CA NEW
$1,050,000
4 Helen Signe Ostby
CA NEW
$500,000
5 Lorna M. Auerbach CA NEW $225,000
6 Richard N. Tinsley CA NEW
$100,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $4,086,583

Additional Resources

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