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.
|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.|
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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
|1877. (19-0018A1)||Support||Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute.||$4,587,000|
|1877. (19-0018A1)||Oppose||Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute.||$22,075,363|
|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.||$4,160,000|
|1886. (19-0029)||Support||Authorizes New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment.||$11,269,077|
|1886. (19-0029)||Oppose||Authorizes New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment.||$7,000,000|
Not a Qualified Ballot Measure
|Fairness for Injured Patients Act Coalition|
|1||Nicolas Rowley and Affiliated Entities||CA||+||$4,157,000|
|6||Dordick Law Corporation||CA||-||$50,000|
|9||Aghakhani Law A Professional Law Corporation||CA||
|Total from top contributors||$4,587,000|
|Californians to Protect Patients and Contain Health Care Costs, A Coalition of Physicians, Dentists and Health Care Providers|
|1||The Doctors Company||CA||-||$9,800,000|
|3||Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.||CA||-||$2,500,000|
|4||Mutual Protection Trust||CA||↑+||$1,750,000|
|5||CA Hospitals Committee on Issues||CA||↓||$1,000,000|
|6||California Dental Association||CA||-||$1,000,000|
|7||Medical Insurance Exchange of CA||CA||-||$1,000,000|
|Total from top contributors||$22,075,363|
Not a Qualified Ballot Measure
|Clean Coasts, Clean Water, Clean Streets: Environmentalists, Recyclers, and Farmers Against Plastic Pollution|
|1||Received through intermediary Recology PAC||CA||-||$3,750,000|
|2||Corn Refiners Association
|3||The Nature Conservancy||CA||NEW||$50,000|
|6||Louis Pellegrini, including aggregated contributions and independent expenditures (Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc.)||CA||-||$10,000|
|Total from top contributors||$4,160,000|
No committee opposing this ballot measure raised enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list.
Not a Qualified Ballot Measure
|Coalition to Authorize Regulated Sports Wagering, Sponsored by California Indian Gaming Tribes|
|1||Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians||CA||-||$2,005,940|
|2||Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation||CA||-||$2,000,000|
|3||Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria||CA||-||$1,709,359|
|4||San Manuel Band of Mission Indians||CA||-||$1,500,000|
|5||Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians||CA||-||$1,250,000|
|6||Barona Band of Mission Indians||CA||-||$1,003,778|
|7||Chumash Casino and Resort Enterprises||CA||+||$750,000|
|8||Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians||CA||-||$500,000|
|9||Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation||CA||-
|10||Los Angeles Turf Club||CA||-||$50,000|
|Total from top contributors||$11,269,077|
|No on the Gambling Power Grab: A committee of local community leaders, licensed card clubs and their employees, law enforcement, and local businesses|
|1||Knighted Ventures LLC||CA||-||$2,250,000|
|3||PT Gaming LLC||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.
For more information about the Top 10 lists and the relevant legal authorities, go to Methodology and Legal Resources.