November 2018 General Election

Last Modified: Jun, 13 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: Jun, 13 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
1806. (17-0010) Support Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute.  $1,530,000
1809. (17-0013A1) Support Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. $7,204,825
1810. (17-0014A1) Support Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. $7,952,903
1810. (17-0014A1) Oppose Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. $7,453,000
1823. (17-0026) Support Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products. Initiative Statute. $3,000,143
1830. (17-0033) 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. $1,978,138
1836. (17-0039)
Support Establishes New Consumer Privacy Rights; Expands Liability for Consumer Data Breaches. Initiative Statute.  $2,899,000
1836. (17--0039) Oppose Establishes New Consumer Privacy Rights; Expands Liability for Consumer Data Breaches. Initiative Statute.  $1,940,000
1837. (17-0041) Support Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. $2,275,491
1837. (17-0041) Oppose Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. $5,649,465
1839. (17-0043) Support Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment. Initiative Statute.  $3,400,000
1840. (17-0044) Support Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute.  $1,341,800
1841. (17-0045) Support Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children's Health Care. Initiative Statute.  $5,452,300
1843. (17-0047) Support Increases Funding for Hospitals, Clinics, and Primary Care Providers Serving Low-Income Patients by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $1 Million. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $9,905,806
1845. (17-0049) Support Eliminates Certain Liability for Lead-Paint Manufacturers. Authorizes Bonds to Fund Structural and Environmental Remediation Projects. Initiative Statute.  $8,000,000
1836. (17-0050) Support Expands Requirement for Supermajority Approval to Enact New Revenue Measures. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.  $7,845,000
1851. (17-0055) Support Requires Certain Commercial and Industrial Real Property to be Taxed Based on Fair-Market Value. Dedicates Portion of Any Increased Revenue to Education and Local Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.  $2,327,014
 
Total $80,154,885
 

1806. (17-0010)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

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
$105,000
5 Agricultural and Dairy Community for Safe Drinking Water and A Reliable Water Supply CA
$100,000
6

Northern California Water Association

CA
$100,000
7

California Rice Industry Association

CA
$100,000
8 California Dairies, California Activities CA
$75,000
9 Western Growers CA
$75,000
Total from top contributors $1,530,000

Opposing

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

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

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.

1810. (17-0014A1)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

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 DaVita DC -
$3,676,500
2 Fresenius Medical Care North America KS - $3,676,500
3 American Renal Management LLC MA NEW $100,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $7,353,000

 

1823. (17-0026)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

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.

1830. (17-0033)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Give Voters a Voice
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Republican Party**

Top Donors for this Contributor

CA - $414,138
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 this Contributor

CA -
$50,000
12 New Majority California PAC CA - $50,000
13 Nachhattar Singh Chandi CA - $50,000
Total from top contributors $1,978,138

Opposing

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

1836. (17-0039)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Californians for Consumer Privacy
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Alastair Mactaggart CA + $2,850,000
2 Michael Erickson CA - $49,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $2,899,000

Opposing

Committee to Protect California Jobs, Sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce and a Coalition of Innovative Companies
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California New Car Dealers Association Issues PAC CA - $200,000
2 Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc.  DC - $200,000
3 AT&T Inc. and it's Affiliates CA - $200,000
4 Google LLC CA - $200,000
5 Facebook, Inc.  CA - $200,000
6 Comcast Corporation PA - $200,000
7 Verizon Communications Inc. and its Affiliates CA - $200,000
8 Amazon.com, Inc WA NEW $195,000
9 Microsoft Coporation WA
$195,000
10 Data & Marketing Association NY NEW $50,000
11 Uber Technologies, Inc. CA
$50,000
12 Association of National Advertisers, Inc. NY
$50,000
Total from top contributors $1,940,000

1837. (17-0041)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Coalition for Affordable Housing. Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and ACCE Action
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation CA - $2,165,491
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 NEW $50,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $2,275,491

Opposing

Californians for Responsible Housing, Sponsored by the California Apartment Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Essex Property Trust, INC., and Affiliated Entities CA - $2,267,330
2 Equity Residential IL - $794,900
3 Avalonbay Communities, INC. CA ↑+ $659,860
4 Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc.  CA
$385,500
5 Spieker Companies, INC CA
$379,900
6 General Investment & Development (GID) & Affiliated Entities MA NEW $285,200
7 R. Kenneth Coit CA NEW $250,000
8 Blackstone and Affiliated Entities IL
$250,000
9 Vasona Management Inc. CA
$188,900
10 Sequoia Equities & Affiliated Entities CA
$187,875
Total from top contributors $5,649,465

 

1839. (17-0043)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

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 + $3,400,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $3,400,000

Opposing

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

1841. (17-0044)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Keep California Safe, a Project of the California Public Safety Partnership Issues Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Association For Los Angeles Deputys Sheriffs PIC CA - $200,000
2

Los Angeles Police Protective League Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $200,000
3

Protecting California Cooper Ballot Measure Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↑+ $125,000
4 Albertsons Safeway AZ
$100,000
5 Susan Groff CA
$100,000
6 Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee CA
$100,000
7 Ralphs Grocery Company CA
$91,800
8 Riverside Sheriffs' Association Public Education Fund CA
$75,000
9 San Bernardino County Sheriff's Employees' Benefit Association Political Issues Committee CA - $50,000
10 Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association Special Issues Committee CA -
$50,000
11 California Police Chiefs Association CA -
$50,000
12 Brian Dahle for Assembly 2018 CA - $50,000
13 Costco Wholesale Corporation WA - $50,000
14 San Francisco Police Officers Association PAC CA - $50,000
15 Jim Cooper for Assembly CA - $50,000
Total from top contributors $1,341,800

Opposing

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

1841. (17-0045)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Yes on Children's Hospital, sponsored by California Children's Hospital Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Children's Hospital of Orange County CA ↑+ $681,600
2 Valley Children's Hospital CA ↑+ $681,600
3 Children's Hospital of Los Angeles CA
$681,600
4 Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego CA - $681,500
5 Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach CA - $681,500
6 Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland CA - $681,500
7 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital CA - $681,500
8 Loma Linda University Children's Hospital CA - $681,500
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $5,452,300

Opposing

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

 

1843. (17-0047)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Californians Care, Sponsored by Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers West (Nonprofit 501(c)(5)* CA + $9,905,806
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $9,905,806

Opposing

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

1845. (17-0049)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Californians for Safe and Affordable Housing, sponsored by Manufacturing Companies
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 The Sherwin-Williams Company OH + $3,000,000
2 ConAgra Grocery Products Company, LLC NE + $3,000,000
3 NL Industries, Inc.  TX - $2,000,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $8,000,000

Opposing

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

 

1846. (17-0050)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Californians for Accountability and Transparency in Government Spending, Sponsored by California Businesses
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

American Beverage Association California PAC (Non-Profit 501(C)(6))

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $6,590,000
2

California Business Roundtable Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $520,000
3 Andeavor TX - $400,000
4 The Wine Institute CA - $150,000
5 Chevron Corporation and its Subsidiaries/Affiliates CA - $145,000
6 Anheuser Busch Companies CA - $40,000
No other contribution has been made to this committee
Total from top contributors $7,135,000

Opposing

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

1851. (17-0055)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Schools and Communities First sponsored by a Coalition of Social Justice Organizations Representing Families and Students
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 The San Francisco Foundation CA - $406,300
2

Million Voter Project Action Fund - Yes on 56 and 57, Sponsored by Social Justice Organizations

Top Donors for Contributor

CA - $400,000
3

Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy

Top Donors for Contributor

CA - $300,000
4

California Calls Action Fund for Schools and Communities First (Nonprofit (c)(4))

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $287,632
5 Stephen English CA - $249,230
6

United Teachers of Los Angeles - Political Action Council of Educators (PACE) Issues

Top Donors to Contributor

CA NEW $200,000
7 Elizabeth Simons CA $150,000
8

California Federation of Teachers COPE PROP/Ballot Committee

Top Donors for Contributor

CA
$125,000
9

California Calls Education Fund for Schools and Communities First (Nonprofit 501(c)(3))

Top Donors for Contributor

CA $108,852
10 PICO Action Fund DC ↓+
$100,000
Total from top contributors $2,327,014

Opposing

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

 

Additional Resources

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