Pending & Circulating Ballot Measures for November 2020 General Election

Below are lists of the top 10 contributors to committees supporting and/or opposing state ballot measures that raised at least $1,000,000 for the November 2020 general election.

The lists do not show the total contributions to each committee, only the top 10 contributors who have contributed more than $10,000 to a committee that has raised more than $1,000,000.

For itemized contributions to these committees ($100 or more) and expenditures made by the committees, please click on the name of the committee in the Contributions to Committees, formed to, support or oppose to Ballot Measure(s) tab, to go to the committee's Cal-Access page. 

For additional information on ballot measure financing, go to the CA Secretary of State’s ballot measure page.

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. 

*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 every 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.

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.

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
1877. (19-0018A1) Support Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute. $4,582,000
1877. (19-0018A1) Oppose Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute. $18,326,363
1885. (19-0028A1) Support Requires State Regulations to Reduce Plastic Waste, Tax Producers of Single-Use Plastics, and Fund Recycling and Environmental Programs. Initiative Statute. $4,060,000
1886. (19-0029) Support Authorizes New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment. $8,719,107
1886. (19-0029) Oppose Authorizes New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment. $7,000,000
       
 
Total $42,687,470

1877. (19-0018A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Fairness for Injured Patients Act Coalition
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Nicolas Rowley and Affiliated Entities CA - $4,152,000
2 Arash Homampour CA - $100,000
3 John Carpenter CA - $100,000
4 Nicholas Coccimiglio FL - $50,000
5 Michael UpChurch CA - $50,000
6 Dordick Law Corporation CA - $50,000
7 Steven Effres CA ↑+ $25,000
8 Eric Ratinoff CA - $25,000
9 Aghakhani Law A Professional Law Corporation CA

$20,000
10 Mauro Fiore CA - $10,000
Total from top contributors $4,582,000

Opposing

Californians to Protect Patients and Contain Health Care Costs, A Coalition of Physicians, Dentists and Health Care Providers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 The Doctors Company  CA - $9,800,000
2

California Medical Association - Physicians' Issues Committee

Top Contributors

CA + $5,026,363
3 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. CA - $2,500,000
4 Medical Insurance Exchange of CA CA - $1,000,000
Total from top contributors $18,326,363


1885. (19-0028)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Clean Coasts, Clean Water, Clean Streets: Environmentalists, Recyclers, and Farmers Against Plastic Pollution
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Received through intermediary Recology PAC CA - $3,700,000
2 Corn Refiners Association
DC - $250,000
3 Oceana, Inc DC NEW $50,000
4

New Approach PAC (MPO)

Top Contributors

DC - $50,000
5 Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc. CA - $10,000
Total from top contributors $4,060,000

Opposing

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

1886. (19-0029)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure

Supporting

Coalition to Authorize Regulated Sports Wagering, Sponsored by California Indian Gaming Tribes
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation CA - $2,000,000
2 Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria CA $1,709,359
3 Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $1,505,940
4 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CA - $1,500,000
5 Barona Band of Mission Indians CA - $503,748
6 Chumash Casino and Resort Enterprises CA - $500,000
7 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians CA - $500,000
8 Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $250,000
9 Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation CA -
$250,000
Total from top contributors $8,719,047

Opposing

No on the Gambling Power Grab: A committee of local community leaders, licensed card clubs and their employees, law enforcement, and local businesses
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Knighted Ventures LLC CA - $2,250,000
2 Parkwest Casinos CA - $2,250,000
3 PT Gaming LLC CA NEW $500,000
4 Bicycle Casino CA NEW $500,000
5 Hollywood Park Casino CA - $500,000
6 Hawaiian Gardens Casino CA - $500,000
7 Elevation Entertainment Group CA - $500,000
Total from top contributors $7,000,000

Circulating Ballot Measures Not on the List

  • Visit the Attorney General's website for information on measures currently collecting signatures to qualify for the November 2020 election where the committees supporting or opposing have not reached the $1,000,000 reporting threshold.

Pending Statewide Ballot Measures

  • Information about proposed initiative and referendum measures that have been submitted to the Attorney General for preparation of the circulating title and summary can be found on the Secretary of State's website. When the official circulating title and summary is complete, the Attorney General forwards it to the proponent(s) and to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State then provides calendar deadlines to the proponent(s) and to the county elections officials.

Additional Resources

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