November 2018 General Election

Last Modified: Nov, 27 2017

 

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.
Last Modified: Nov, 27 2017

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. 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
1809. (17-0013A1) Support Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property
$3,000,000
1823. (17-0026) Support Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products
$1,252,506
 
Total $4,252,506
 
 

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 Mobilzation PAC
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 CA Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC) CA NEW $3,000,000
No other contribution has been made to this committe
Total from top contributors $3,000,000

Opposing

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

1823. (17-0026)

Not a Qualified Statewide Measure

Supporting

Prevent Cruelty California, a Humane Society Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Deborah Stone MA - $650,000
2 The Humane Society of the United States DC -
$357,506
3 Mercy for Animals CA NEW $60,000
4 Paula Kislack CA
$50,000
5 The Humane League MD
$45,000
6

Animal Legal Defense Fund

CA
$25,000
7

Animal Equality

CA
$25,000
8 Compassion in World Farming, Inc CA
$15,000
9 Jyoti Godhwani CA
$12,500
10 Gautam Godhwani CA
$12,500
Total from top contributors $1,252,506

Opposing

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

No Independent Expenditure Committee formed to support or oppose a candidate for state office has reached the $1,000,000 reporting threshold for this list.

Additional Resources

For more information about the Top 10 lists and the relevant legal authorities, go to Methodology and Legal Resources