November 2020 General Election

Last Modified: Sep, 09 2019

 

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 2020 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: Sep, 09 2019

Top Contributor Lists

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure that has qualified for the election. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
1856. (18-0009) Support Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law that Replaced Money Bail System with a System Based on Public Safety Risk.
$3,370,482
1851. (17-0055) Support Requires Certain Commercial and Industrial Real Property to be Taxed Basd on Fair-Market Value. Dedicates Portion of Any Increased Revenue to Education and Local Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $5,121,419
 
Total $8,437,935

1856. (18-0009)

Supporting

Californians Against the Reckless Bail Scheme, sponsored by the American Bail Coalition
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Triton Management Services, LLC CA - $794,331
2 Lexington National Insurance Corporation MD - $505,425
3 Bankers Insrurance Company FL - $485,591
4 Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc. TX - $444,496
5 AIA Holdings, Inc. CA ↑+ $287,544
6 American Surety Company CA
$251,873
7 Seaview Insurance Company CA -
$180,518
8 Accredited Surety and Casualty FL -
$172,909
9 Bail USA, Inc. PA -
$147,795
10 DMCG, Inc. CA -
$100,000
Total from top contributors $3,370,482

Opposing

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

1851. (17-0055)

Supporting

Schools and Communities First sponsored by a Coalition of Social Justice Organizations Representing Families and Students
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy (Nonprofit 501 (C)(4))

Top Donors to Contributor

CA ↑+
$1,600,000
2 The San Francisco Foundation CA $706,300
3 California Teachers Association Issues PAC CA - $500,000
4 SEIU California State Council Issues Committee CA -
$500,000
5

Million Voter Project Fund - Sponsored by Social Justice Organizations

Top Donors to Contributor

CA -
$400,000
6

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

Top Donors to Contributor

CA -
$400,000
7

California Calls Action Fund for Schools and Communities Firs (Nonprofit (C)(4))

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $290,889
8

California Federation of Teachers COPE PROP/Ballot Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA -
$250,000
9 Stephen English CA -
$249,230
10 California Community Foundation CA -
$225,000
Total from top contributors $5,121,419

Opposing

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

None at this time.

Additional Resources

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