November 2020 General Election

Last Modified: September 25, 2020

 

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: September 25, 2020

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
Prop. 14 Support Authorizes Bonds to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research. Initiative Statute. $9,563,826
Prop. 15 Support Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $27,783,259
Prop. 15 Oppose Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.  $19,224,690
Prop. 16 Support A resolution to propose to the people of the State of Califonria an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences. Assembly Constitutional Amendment. $11,103,860
Prop. 19 Support The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. $56,380,454
Prop. 20 Support Restricts Parole For Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences For Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only As Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. $3,156,473
Prop. 20 Oppose Restricts Parole For Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences For Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only As Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. $5,469,256
Prop. 21 Support Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute.  $18,228,512
Prop. 21 Oppose Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute.  $25,617,730
Prop. 22 Support Changes Employment Classifiction Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute. $184,340,890
Prop. 22 Oppose Changes Employment Classifiction Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute. $7,698,500
Prop. 23 Support Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute. $5,560,000
Prop. 23 Oppose Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute. $93,059,082
Prop. 24 Support Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiative Statute. $5,402,400
Prop. 25 Support Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk $6,883,004
Prop. 25 Oppose Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk $7,773,451
 
Total $487,867,126

Proposition 14

Authorizes Bond to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

    Californians for Stem Cell Research, Treatments and Cures
      Contributor State Status Total Contributions
    1 Robert N. Klein II and Affiliated Entity Klein Financial Corporation CA - $4,879,585
    2 Dagmar Dobly CA - $2,059,000
    3 JDRF International NY - $1,000,000
    4 Open Philanthropy Action Fund, Supporting the Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative CA - $580,000
    5 Ann S. Tsukamoto CA - $500,000
    6 C.E "Pat" Patterson CA - $208,610
    7 Jens-Peter Volkmer CA - $100,000
    8 One Mind for Research Inc CA - $100,000
    9 Divco West Real Estate Services, inc. CA - $86,631
    10 Christopher J. Schaepe CA NEW $50,000
    Total from top contributors $9,563,826

Opposing

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

Proposition 15

Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Supporting

Schools and Communities First sponsored by a Coalition of Social Justice Organizations Representing Families and Students
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Issues PAC CA + $11,750,000
         
2 SEIU California State Council (nonprofit (C)(5)) CA - $6,405,000
3

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

Top Contributors

CA + $6,020,907
4 The San Francisco Foundation CA ↑+ $1,306,300
5

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA

+

 

$1,157,772
6 California Federation of Teachers COPE PROP/Ballot Committee CA + $1,143,280
7

Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA NEW $1,000,000
8 Service Employees International Union Local 721 CTW, CLC Issues & Initiatives CA NEW $1,000,000
9 American Feeration of Teachers, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (FED PAC ID #C000028860) DC NEW $600,000
10 SSP Universe Trust NV NEW $500,000
  Total from top contributors $27,783,259

Opposing

  No on Prop 15 - Stop Higher Property Taxes and Save Prop 13 - a coalition of California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses 
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Businesses Roundtable Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $13,367,690
2

California Business Properties Association Issues PAC

CA ↑+ $1,101,000
3 California Taxpayers Association - Protect Taxpayer Rights CA $1,040,000
4 AMERCO NV - $596,000
5 Boston Properties CA - $500,000
6 PG Op Partnership, LP c/o Paramount Group, Inc. NY - $500,000
7 NextEra Energy, Inc. CA - $495,000
8 Columbia Property Trust CA NEW $400,000
9 Jeffrey M. Worthe Including Aggregated Contributions CA - $375,000
10 Karney Management Company CA NEW $250,000
  Total from top contributors $18,624,690

 

Family Farmers Against Prop. 15 - Stop Higher Food Taxes
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Farm Bureau Federation CA - $503,444
2 Western Growers CA - $128,532
3

Western Growers Association Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA - $125,000
4 Agricultural Council of California Committee in Opposition to Prop. 15 CA - $110,000
5 Sun-Maid Growers of California CA - $100,000
6

No on Prop. 15 - Stop HIgher Property Taxes and Save Prop. 13 - a coalition of California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses

Top Contributors

CA - $70,163
7 The Wonder Company LLC CA - $50,000
8 Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. CA - $50,000
9 Driscoll's, Inc. CA - $25,000
10 Reiter Affiliated Companies, LLC CA NEW $25,000
  Total from top contributors                      $1,187,139

 

Protect Prop. 13, No on 15, A Project of the Howard Jarvis Taypayers Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Columbia Development, LLC (Steve R. Freed) CA - $10,000
2 Michael Koss CA - $10,000
3 Eureka Development Company LCC and CSS Properties LLC (D.M. Sutherland) CA NEW $10,000
  Total from top contributors                      $30,000

Proposition 16

A Resolution to Propose to the People of the State of California an Amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences. Assembly Constitutional Amendment.

Supporting

Yes on 16, Opportunity for All Coalition, sponsored by civil rights organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Quinn M. Delaney CA - $5,500,000
2 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and the Hospitals CA - $1,500,000
3 Patricia Quillin CA - $1,000,000
4 California Teachers Association / Issues PAC CA - $550,261
5 American Civil Liberties Union NY NEW $500,000
6 Ballmer, Connie E. WA NEW $500,000
7 Ballmer, Steven A. WA NEW $500,000
8

California Nurses Association Initiative Political Action Committee

Top Donors to Contributors

CA - $300,000
9

ACLU of Northern California Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $253,599
10 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 CA + $250,000
11 PG&E Corporation and Affiliated Entities CA - $250,000
  Total from top contributors                      $11,103,860

Opposing

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

Proposition 19

The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act.

Supporting

Yes on 19: Tax Savings and Housing Relief for Seniors, Severely Disables, and Wildfire Victims, Sponsored by California Association of Realtors
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Association of Realtors CA - $15,700,000
2 California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilizaton PAC DC - $15,700,000
3 National Association of Realtors IL + $4,870,000
  Total from top contributors $36,270,000

 

Yes on 19: Coalition of Firefighters, Realtors, Seniors, Disabled Homeowners, and Wildfire Victims
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Association of Realtors CA + $20,000,000
2 California Professional Firefighters Ballot Measure Committee CA + $100,454
3 Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Issues Advocacy/Ballot Initiative PAC CA NEW $10,000
  Total from top contributors $20,110,454

Opposing

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

Proposition 20

Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Yes on 20 - Keep California Safe, a Project of the California Public Safety Partnership Issues Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund CA - $2,000,0000
2 Association For Los Angeles Deputys Sheriffs PIC CA - $200,000
3 Los Angles Police Protection League Issues PAC CA - $200,000
4 FSB Core Strategies CA - $130,000
5 Protecting California Cooper Ballot Measure Committee CA + $126,473
6 San Bernardino County Sheriff's Employees' Benefit Association Political Issues Committee CA NEW $100,000
7 McNally Temple Associates, Inc. CA NEW $100,000
8 Albertsons Safeway AZ - $100,000
9 Susan Groff CA - $100,000
10 Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee CA - $100,000
Total from top contributors $3,156,473

Opposing

No on Prop 20 - Californians Against the Prison Spending Scam
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Patty Quillin CA - $2,000,000
2 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative CA - $1,250,000
3 Committee for California CA - $855,000
4 Stacy H. Schusterman OK - $500,000
5 The Heising-Simmons Action Fund CA - $375,000
6 Lynn Schusterman OK - $250,000
7 Committee for California Issues PAC CA - $145,000
8 ACLU of Northern California Issues Committee CA - $79.256
9 Claire E. Perry CA- - $15,000
Total from top contributors $5,469,256


Proposition 21

Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Homeowners and Tenants United Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation CA - $18,178,512
2 California Nurses Association Political Action Committee CA + $50,000
  Total from top contributors $18,228,512

Opposing

No on Prop 21 - Californians to Protect Affordable Housing - a coalition of housing advocates, renters, businesses, taxpayers, and veterans
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions      
1

California Business Roundtable Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA - $5,600,000      
2

Multi-County Property Rights PAC, Sponsored By Apartment Assn of Orange County

Top Contributors

CA - $391,000      
3

California Business Properties Association Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA - $275,000      
4 Issues PAC of Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles CA - $175,000      
5 No on 21 - Californians for Affordable Housing, sponsored by the California Rental Housing Association CA - $162,010      
6 Southern California Rental Housing Association PAC CA - $50,000      
7 Steven L. Eggert CA - $50,000      
8 Sam Sorokin and Affiliates CA - $44,800      
9 Casa La Veta Associates dba Brookside I Apartments CA - $26,400      
10 Waterstone Park CA + $25,000      
  Total from top contributors                      $6,799,210      

 

Californians For Responsible Housing, Sponsored by California Apartment Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Essex Property Trust, Inc. And Affiliated Entities

Top Contributors

CA - $4,750,000
2

Equity Residential

Top Contributors

VA - $3,717,600
3 Avalonbay Communities, Inc. VA - $2,929,500
4 UDR, Inc. CO - $1,126,521
5 R&V Management Corporation And Its Affiliates CA - $1,100,000
6 Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. and Affiliated Entities CA ↑+ $1,078,200
7 Jackson Square Properties LLC and Affiliated Entities CA NEW $1,062,180
8 Apartment Investment and Management CO $1,036,900
9 Californians for Responsible Housing - General Purpose Committee CA $1,012,219
10 Sequoia Equities and Affiliated Entities CA - $869,400
  Total from top contributors $18,818,520


Proposition 22

Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Protect App-Based Drivers and Services, A Coalition of On-Demand Drivers and Network Companies, Small Businesses, Community Groups and Public Safety Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Lyft, Inc. CA - $50,107,335
2 Uber Technologies, Inc. CA - $48,324,788
3 Doordash, Inc. CA - $47,669,558
4 Maplebear Inc. DBA Instacar CA + $27,600,959
5 Postmates Inc. CA - $10,638,250
  Total from top contributors $184,340,890

Opposing

No on Prop 22, sponsored by Labor Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 International Brotherhood of Teamsters DC - $1,500,000
2 Service Employees International Union DC - $1,000,000
3 United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770 CA - $1,000,000
4 Service Employees International Union United Health Care Workers West Political Issues Committee CA - $1,000,000
5 United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Issues PAC CA - $750,000
6 Working Families Issues Committee, sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO*** CA - $569,565
  ***Million More Voters, sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO      
7 Transport Workers Union of America DC - $500,000
8 Members' Voice of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California CA - $500,000
9 Teamsters Joint Executive Council No. 7 CA NEW $478,935
10 Service Employees International Union Local 721 CTW, CLC Issues & Initiatives CA - $400,000
  Total from top contributors                      $7,698,500 

Proposition 23

Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Yes on 23 - Californians for Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection, Sponsored by Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Political Action Committee CA NEW $5,560,000
  Total from top contributors $5,560,000

Opposing

Stop the Dangerous & Costly Dialysis Proposition, Sponsored by Dialysis Providers and Caregivers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 DaVita, Inc. DC + $59,795,649
2 Fresenius Medical Care KS - $26,010,561
3 US Renal Care, Inc. TX - $6,858,924
4 Dialysis Clinic, Inc. TN - $393,948
  Total from top contributors $93,059,082

Proposition 24

Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiative Statute. 

Supporting

Yes on 24, Californians for Consumer Privacy
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Alastair Mactaggart
CA - $5,392,400
2 Eric Silverberg NY NEW $10,000
  Total from top contributors                      $5,402,400

Opposing

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

Proposition 25

Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk.

Supporting

Yes on Prop 25, a coalition of justice reform and labor organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions      
1 Steven A. Ballmer and affiliated entities WA NEW $2.500.,000      
2 Connie E. Ballmer and affiliated entities WA NEW $2,500,000      
3 SEIU California State Council (Nonprofit 501(C)(5)) CA NEW $500,000      
  SEIU California State Council Issues Committee** CA NEW        
4 .Action Now Initiatve, LLC TX - $500,000      
5 Patty Quillin CA - $250,000      
6 Lynn Schusterman OK - $250,000      
7

SEIU California State Council (Nonprofit 501(C)(5))

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $250,000      
8

NextGen California Sponsored by NextGen Climate Action

Top Contributors

CA - $50,000      
9 Safe Communities for All CA - $48,004      
10 California Federation of Teachers COPE Pro/Ballot CA NEW $25,000      
11 Lift up Long Beach Families Rex Richardson Ballot Measure Committee CA NEW $10,000      
  Total from top contributors                      $6,883,004      

Opposing

No on Prop 25 - Stop the Unfair, Unsafe and Costly Ballot Proposition, Sponsored by the American Bail Coalition
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Triton Management Services, LLC CA + $2,791,567
2 Bankers Insurance Company FL - $1,112,628
3 AIA Holdings, Inc. CA + $1,004,164
4 American Surety Company IN ↑+ $789,969
5 Lexington National Insurance Corporation MD $591,156
6 Seaview Insurance Company CA ↑+ $579,966
7 Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc. TX $444,496
8 Accredited Surety and Casualty FL - $172,909
9 Bail USA, Inc. PA - $147,795
10 United States Fire Insurance Company CA - $138,801
  Total from top contributors                      $7,773,451

None at this time.

Additional Resources

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