November 2014 General Election

Below are lists of the top 10 contributors to committees supporting and opposing each state ballot measure that raised at least $1,000,000 for the November 2014 general election. These are summary reports of the largest contributors to committees primarily formed to support or oppose state ballot measures. The reports do not show the total contributions or expenditures on each state ballot measure, because only information from committees that have raised $1,000,000 or more is included. 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

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+ A contributor has made an additional contribution.
- No change has occurred with this contributor.

Top Contributor Lists

Proposition 001 - AB 1471 Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Brown for Governor 2014* CA - $5,196,529
2 Sean Parker* CA - $1,000,000
3 L. John Doerr* CA - $875,000
4 California Alliance for Jobs - Rebuild California Committee* CA - $533,750
5 California Hospitals Committee on Issues, Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems* CA - $500,000
6 Doris F. Fisher* CA - $499,000
7 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition - Issues PAC* CA - $400,000
8 Robert Fisher* CA - $400,000
9 John Fisher* CA - $351,000
10 Dignity Health* AZ - $250,000
11 Western Growers Service Corporation* CA - $250,000
12 Northern California Carpenters Regional Council Issues PAC* CA - $250,000
13 Reed Hastings* CA - $250,000
14 California American Council of Engineering Companies Issues Fund* CA - $250,000
15 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Issues Committee (including contributions from Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee)* CA - $250,000
16 California Farm Bureau Federation* CA - $250,000
17 William Fisher* CA - $250,000
18 Aera Energy LLC* CA - $250,000
Total from top contributors $12,005,279

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

 

Proposition 002 - State Reserve Policy

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Brown for Governor 2014* CA - $5,196,529
2 Sean Parker* CA - $1,000,000
3 L. John Doerr* CA - $875,000
4 California Alliance for Jobs - Rebuild California Committee* CA - $533,750
5 California Hospitals Committee on Issues, Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems* CA - $500,000
6 Doris F. Fisher* CA - $499,000
7 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition - Issues PAC* CA - $400,000
8 Robert Fisher* CA - $400,000
9 John Fisher* CA - $351,000
10 Dignity Health* AZ - $250,000
11 Western Growers Service Corporation* CA - $250,000
12 Northern California Carpenters Regional Council Issues PAC* CA - $250,000
13 Reed Hastings* CA - $250,000
14 California American Council of Engineering Companies Issues Fund* CA - $250,000
15 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Issues Committee (including contributions from Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee)* CA - $250,000
16 California Farm Bureau Federation* CA - $250,000
17 William Fisher* CA - $250,000
18 Aera Energy LLC* CA - $250,000
Total from top contributors $12,005,279

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

 

Proposition 45 - Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes. Initiative Statute

Supporting

  Contributor State
Status
Total Contributions
1
Consumer Watchdog Campaign - Yes on 45 and 46, a coalition of consumer advocates, attorneys and nurses CA - $1,243,529  
2 California Nurses Association CA
- $1,200,000
3 Kathryn Taylor CA - $500,000
4 Consumer Watchdog CA - $235,000
5 Thomas Steyer CA - $200,000
6 Yes on Prop 46, Your Neighbors for Patient Safety, a Coalition of Consumer Attorneys and Patient Safety Advocates CA NEW $132,005
7 Wylie A. Aitken and Affiliated Entity Wylie A. Aitken Law Corporation CA $125,000
8 Committee for Corporate Accountability and Consumer Protection CA $105,121
9 Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley, LLP CA $50,000
10 Strumwasser & Woocher CA $50,000
11 Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP CA
$50,000
12 Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP CA $50,000
Total from top contributors $3,940,655

 

Proposition 45 - Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes. Initiative Statute

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. CA - $18,866,574
2 Wellpoint, Inc. and affiliated entities
CA - $18,866,574
3 Blue Shield of California CA - $12,476,424
4 Health Net, Inc.
CA - $5,518,324
5 UnitedHealthCare Insurance Company MN - $156,224
6 California Association of Health Plans CA - $65,000
7 California Association of Health Plans PAC CA - $10,000
8 California Hospitals Committee on Issues CA - $10,000
9 No additional contributions at the reporting threshold.
     
10 No additional contributions at the reporting threshold.      
Total from top contributors $55,969,120

 

Proposition 46 - Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Consumer Attorneys of California and its sponsored committees: Consumer Attorneys Issues PAC, ID 842149; Consumer Attorneys Initiative Defense PAC, ID 1275672 CA - $2,290,000
2 Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Davis, Inc. CA - $275,000
3 Kabateck, Brown, Kellner, LLP; Brian S. Kabateck CA - $260,000
4 Shernoff, Bidart, Echeverria, Bentley, LLP CA - $205,600
5 Girardi/Keese CA - $200,000
6 Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP CA - $177,633
7 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles PAC Sponsored by Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles CA - $150,000
8 Law Offices of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger CA - $150,000
9 Bruce G. Fagel, A Law Corporation CA - $135,000
10 Bisnar/Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP CA - $126,000
Total from top contributors $3,965,233

 

Proposition 46 - Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Norcal Mutual Insurance Company CA - $11,000,000
2 The Doctors Company CA - $10,501,200
3 Cooperative of American Physicians IE Committee CA - $10,203,970
4 California Medical Association Physicians' Issues Committee CA + $5,301,252
5 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and The Hospitals CA - $5,000,000
6 Medical Insurance Exchange of California, Including Aggregated Contributions CA - $5,000,000
7 California Hospitals Committee on Issues CA - $2,750,000
8 California Association of Hospitals & Health Systems CA - $2,500,000
9 California Dental Association CA - $2,052,709
10 The Dentists Insurance Company CA - $1,795,000
Total from top contributors $56,104,131

 

Proposition 47 - Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute

Supporting

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 American Civil Liberties Union, Inc. NY - $3,500,000
2 Open Society Policy Center DC - $1,460,112
3 Hughes, B. Wayne Jr. CA - $1,255,000
4 Atlantic Advocacy Fund NY - $850,000
5 Munger, Molly CA - $325,448
6 Pritzker, Nicholas CA - $250,000
7 Hastings, Reed CA - $246,664
8 Delaney, M. Quinn CA - $200,000
9 Tuna, Cari CA - $150,000
10 Phillips, Steven C. CA - $125,000
Total from top contributors $8,362,224

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

 

Proposition 48 - Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts

Opposing

  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Table Mountain Rancheria CA - $12,263,327
2 Brigade Capital Management, LLC through affiliated entities NY - $3,666,780
3 Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $1,033,345
4 Chukchansi Economic Development Authority CA - $525,000
5 United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria CA - $500,000
6 Riva Ridge Recovery Fund LLC NY - $226,232
7 DG Capital Management, LLC and affiliated entities NY - $113,258
8 Mooretown Rancheria CA - $105,000
9 Colusa Indian Community Council CA - $100,000
10 Catalyst Marketing Company CA NEW $25,780
Total from top contributors $18,558,722

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

Proposition 001 - AB 1471 Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014

Supporting

Yes on Props 1 and 2 A bipartisan Coalition of Business Labor Republicans Democrats and Governor Brown
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Brown for Governor 2014* CA - $5,196,529
2 Sean Parker* CA - $1,000,000
3 L. John Doerr* CA - $875,000
4 California Alliance for Jobs - Rebuild California Committee* CA - $533,750
5 California Hospitals Committee on Issues, Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems* CA - $500,000
6 Doris F. Fisher* CA - $499,000
7 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition - Issues PAC* CA - $400,000
8 Robert Fisher* CA - $400,000
9 John Fisher* CA - $351,000
10 Dignity Health* AZ - $250,000
11 Western Growers Service Corporation* CA - $250,000
12 Northern California Carpenters Regional Council Issues PAC* CA - $250,000
13 Reed Hastings* CA - $250,000
14 California American Council of Engineering Companies Issues Fund* CA - $250,000
15 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Issues Committee (including contributions from Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee)* CA - $250,000
16 California Farm Bureau Federation* CA - $250,000
17 William Fisher* CA - $250,000
18 Aera Energy LLC* CA - $250,000
Total from top contributors $12,005,279

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

 

Proposition 002 - State Reserve Policy

Supporting

Yes on Props 1 and 2 A bipartisan Coalition of Business Labor Republicans Democrats and Governor Brown
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Brown for Governor 2014* CA - $5,196,529
2 Sean Parker* CA - $1,000,000
3 L. John Doerr* CA - $875,000
4 California Alliance for Jobs - Rebuild California Committee* CA - $533,750
5 California Hospitals Committee on Issues, Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems* CA - $500,000
6 Doris F. Fisher* CA - $499,000
7 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition - Issues PAC* CA - $400,000
8 Robert Fisher* CA - $400,000
9 John Fisher* CA - $351,000
10 Dignity Health* AZ - $250,000
11 Western Growers Service Corporation* CA - $250,000
12 Northern California Carpenters Regional Council Issues PAC* CA - $250,000
13 Reed Hastings* CA - $250,000
14 California American Council of Engineering Companies Issues Fund* CA - $250,000
15 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Issues Committee (including contributions from Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee)* CA - $250,000
16 California Farm Bureau Federation* CA - $250,000
17 William Fisher* CA - $250,000
18 Aera Energy LLC* CA - $250,000
Total from top contributors $12,005,279

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

 

Proposition 45 - Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes. Initiative Statute

Supporting

Consumer Watchdog Campaign - Yes on 45, a coalition of consumer advocates, attorneys, policyholders and nurses
  Contributor State
Status
Total Contributions
1
Consumer Watchdog Campaign - Yes on 45 and 46, a coalition of consumer advocates, attorneys and nurses CA - $1,243,529
2 California Nurses Association CA
- $1,200,000
3 Kathryn Taylor CA - $500,000
4 Consumer Watchdog CA - $235,000
5 Thomas Steyer CA - $200,000
6 Yes on Prop 46, Your Neighbors for Patient Safety, a Coalition of Consumer Attorneys and Patient Safety Advocates CA NEW $132,005
7 Wylie A. Aitken and Affiliated Entity Wylie A. Aitken Law Corporation CA $125,000
8 Committee for Corporate Accountability and Consumer Protection CA $105,121
9 Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley, LLP CA $50,000
10 Strumwasser & Woocher CA $50,000
11 Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP CA
$50,000
12 Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP CA $50,000
Total from top contributors $3,940,655

 

Proposition 45 - Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes. Initiative Statute

Opposing

No on Prop. 45 - Californians Against Higher Health Care Costs. Major Funding by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Wellpoint, Inc. and Blue Shield of California with a Coalition of Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals, Health Plans, and California Employers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. CA - $18,866,574
2 Wellpoint, Inc. and affiliated entities
CA - $18,866,574
3 Blue Shield of California CA - $12,476,424
4 Health Net, Inc.
CA - $5,518,324
5 UnitedHealthCare Insurance Company MN - $156,224
6 California Association of Health Plans CA - $65,000
7 California Association of Health Plans PAC CA - $10,000
8 California Hospitals Committee on Issues CA - $10,000
9 No additional contributions at the reporting threshold.
     
10 No additional contributions at the reporting threshold.      
Total from top contributors $55,969,120

 

Proposition 46 - Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute

Supporting

Yes on Prop. 46 - Your Neighbors For Patient Safety, A Coalition of Consumer Attorneys and Patient Safety Advocates
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Consumer Attorneys of California and its sponsored committees: Consumer Attorneys Issues PAC, ID 842149; Consumer Attorneys Initiative Defense PAC, ID 1275672 CA - $2,290,000
2 Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Davis, Inc. CA - $275,000
3 Kabateck, Brown, Kellner, LLP; Brian S. Kabateck CA - $260,000
4 Shernoff, Bidart, Echeverria, Bentley, LLP CA - $205,600
5 Girardi/Keese CA - $200,000
6 Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP CA - $177,633
7 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles PAC Sponsored by Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles CA - $150,000
8 Law Offices of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger CA - $150,000
9 Bruce G. Fagel, A Law Corporation CA - $135,000
10 Bisnar/Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP CA - $126,000
Total from top contributors $3,965,233

 

Proposition 46 - Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute

Opposing

No on Prop. 46 - Patients, Providers, and Healthcare Insurers to Contain Health Costs
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Norcal Mutual Insurance Company CA - $11,000,000
2 The Doctors Company CA - $10,501,200
3 Cooperative of American Physicians IE Committee CA - $10,203,970
4 California Medical Association Physicians' Issues Committee CA + $5,301,252
5 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and The Hospitals CA - $5,000,000
6 Medical Insurance Exchange of California, Including Aggregated Contributions CA - $5,000,000
7 California Hospitals Committee on Issues CA - $2,750,000
8 California Association of Hospitals & Health Systems CA - $2,500,000
9 California Dental Association CA - $2,052,709
10 The Dentists Insurance Company CA - $1,795,000
Total from top contributors $56,104,131

 

Proposition 47 - Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute

Supporting

Yes on Prop. 47 Californians for Safe Neighborhoods and Schools, Sponsored by Vote Safe, a Project of the Advocacy Fund
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 American Civil Liberties Union, Inc. NY - $3,500,000
2 Open Society Policy Center DC - $1,460,112
3 Hughes, B. Wayne Jr. CA - $1,255,000
4 Atlantic Advocacy Fund NY - $850,000
5 Munger, Molly CA - $325,448
6 Pritzker, Nicholas CA - $250,000
7 Hastings, Reed CA - $246,664
8 Delaney, M. Quinn CA - $200,000
9 Tuna, Cari CA - $150,000
10 Phillips, Steven C. CA - $125,000
Total from top contributors $8,362,224

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

 

Proposition 48 - Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts

Opposing

No on Prop. 48 - Keep Vegas-Style Casinos Out of Neighborhoods, a Project of Stand Up for California
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Table Mountain Rancheria CA - $12,263,327
2 Brigade Capital Management, LLC through affiliated entities NY - $3,666,780
3 Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $1,033,345
4 Chukchansi Economic Development Authority CA - $525,000
5 United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria CA - $500,000
6 Riva Ridge Recovery Fund LLC NY - $226,232
7 DG Capital Management, LLC and affiliated entities NY - $113,258
8 Mooretown Rancheria CA - $105,000
9 Colusa Indian Community Council CA - $100,000
10 Catalyst Marketing Company CA NEW $25,780
Total from top contributors $18,558,722

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

 

First Americans for Keeping the Promise, No on 48, A Coalition of California Indian Gaming Tribes, Sponsored and Major Funding by Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and Major Funding by Table Mountain Rancheria
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Table Mountain Rancheria CA - $12,263,327
2 Brigade Capital Management, LLC through affiliated entities NY - $3,666,780
3 Chukchansi Economic Development Authority
CA - $525,000
4 United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria
CA - $500,000
5 Riva Ridge Recovery Fund LLC NY - $226,232
6 DG Capital Management, LLC and affiliated entities NY - $113,258
7 Mooretown Rancheria CA - $105,000
8 Colusa Indian Community Council CA - $100,000
9 Catalyst Marketing Company CA NEW $25,780
10 Club One Casino, Inc. CA $25,000
Total from top contributors $16,275,787

Statewide

Supporting - Torlakson

Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2014, Major funding by California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee CA - $5,520,000
2 California State Council of Service Employees Political Committee CA - $950,000
3 American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education DC - $250,000
4 PACE of California School Employees Association Local, State, Federal Candidates (including contributions from PACE of California School Employees Association) CA - $225,000
5 California Federation of Teachers COPE CA - $190,000
6 Faculty for our University's Future, a committee sponsored by the California Faculty Association CA - $115,000
7 Service Employees International Union Local 1000, Keeping California Healthy, Safe and Strong CA - $100,000
8 SEIU Local 99 Los Angeles City and County School Employees Union CA - $50,000
9 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO CA - $50,000
10 Standing Committee on Political Education of the California Labor Federation AFL-CIO CA - $50,000
11 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - CA People CA - $50,000
12 Committee for Working Families, sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO DC - $50,000
Total from top contributors $7,600,000

Supporting - Tuck

Parents and Teachers for Tuck for State Superintendent 2014
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 William E. Bloomfield, Jr. CA - $2,550,000
2 Eli Broad CA - $1,000,000
3 Julian H. Robertson, Jr. NY - $999,000
4 Doris F. Fisher CA - $950,000
5 Michael R. Bloomberg NY - $500,000
6 Powell Jobs, Laurene; Including Emerson Collective, LLC. CA - $500,000
7 Carrie Penner CA - $500,000
8 Alice Walton AR - $450,000
9 Cyrus Hadidi CA - $300,000
10 John & Laura Arnold NJ - $300,000
Total from top contributors $8,049,000

 

Senate

Supporting - Solorio

Working families for Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored by Labor and Public Safety Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California State Council of Service Employees Political Committee CA - $386,533
2 California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee CA - $300,000
3 Service Employees International Union Local 1000 Candidate PAC CA - $100,000
4 Committee for Working Families, Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO CA - $50,000
5 Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Statewide Independent Expenditure Committee CA - $50,000
6 Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG-PAC) CA - $50,000
7 United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council Independent Expenditure PAC CA - $50,000
8 California Professional Firefighters PAC CA - $50,000
9 Service Employees International Union United States Workers West (SEIU USWW) Candidate PAC CA $36,523
10 PACE of California School Employees Association CA $35,000
Total from top contributors $1,108,057

 

Assembly

Supporting - Sbranti

Californians for Economic Prosperity to Support Tim Sbranti for Assembly 2014, Sponsored by the California Teachers Association and California State Council of Service Employees
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee CA - $1,070,000
2 California State Council of Service Employees Political Committee CA - $723,000
3 PACE of California School Employees Association CA - $130,000
4 Faculty for Our University's Future, A Committee Sponsored By The California Faculty Association SCC CA - $100,000
5 Professional Engineers In California Government PECG-PAC CA - $100,000
6 State Building and Construction Trades Council of California PAC CA - $100,000
7 Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Candidate PAC CA $95,000
8 California Professional Firefighters PAC CA $94,633
9 Standing Committee on Political Education of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO CA $75,000
10 California Nurses Association Political Action Committee CA - $70,000
Total from top contributors $2,557,633

Additional Resources

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