Pending & Circulating Ballot Measures for November 2022 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 2022 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

Key Description
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
1885. (19-0028A1) Support Requires State Regulations to Reduce Plastic Waste, Tax Producers of Single-Use Plastics, and Fund Recycling and Enfironmental Programs. Initiative Statute. $4,171,000
1886. (19-0029) Support Authorizes New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment. $11,979,077
1886. (19-0029) Oppose Authorizes New Types of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment. $7,000,000
1877. (19-0018A1) Support Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute. $4,783,000
1877. (19-0018A1) Oppose Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases. Initiative Statute. $32,105,313
Total from top contributors: $60,038,390


1885. (19-0028)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure


Clean Coasts, Clean Water, Clean Streets: Environmentalists, Recyclers, and Farmers Against Plastic Pollution

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Received through intermediary Recology PAC CA + $3,835,000
2 Corn Refiners Association
DC - $250,000
3 The Nature Conservancy CA - $51,000
4 Oceana, Inc DC - $50,000

New Approach PAC (MPO)

Top Contributors

DC - $50,000
6 Louis Pellegrini, including aggregated contributions and independent expenditures (Peninsula Sanitary Service, Inc.) CA - $10,000

Total from top contributors: $4,246,000



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


Coalition to Authorize Regulated Sports Wagering, Sponsored by California Indian Gaming Tribes

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $2,115,940
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 - $1,350,000
6 Barona Band of Mission Indians CA + $1,103,778
7 Chumash Casino and Resort Enterprises CA - $750,000
8 Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation CA - $600,000
9 Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $600,000
10 Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians CA - $250,000

Total from top contributors: $11,879,077



No on the Gambling Power Grab: A committee of local community leaders, licensed card clubs and their employees, law enforcement, and local businesses

No. 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


1877. (19-0018A1)

Not a Qualified Ballot Measure


Fairness for Injured Patients Act Coalition

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Nicolas Rowley and Affiliated Entities CA - $4,157,000
2 Alder Law A Professional Corporation CA - $100,000
3 Lalezary Law Firm, LLP CA - $100,000
4 Arash Homampour CA - $100,000
5 John Carpenter CA - $100,000
6 Nicholas Coccimiglio FL - $50,000
7 Michael UpChurch CA - $50,000
8 Dordick Law Corporation CA - $50,000
9 Mueller Law Offices TX - $25,000
10 Steven Effres CA - $25,000
11 Eric Ratinoff CA - $25,000

Total from top contributors: $4,783,000



Californians to Protect Patients and Contain Health Care Costs, A Coalition of Physicians, Dentists and Health Care Providers

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 The Doctors Company  CA - $14,800,000

California Medical Association - Physicians' Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $9,025,313
3 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. CA - $2,500,000
4 Mutual Protection Trust CA - $1,750,000
5 Norcal Mutual Insurance Company TX - $1,000,000
6 CA Hospitals Committee on Issues CA - $1,000,000
7 California Dental Association CA - $1,000,000
8 Medical Insurance Exchange of CA CA - $1,000,000

Total from top contributors: $23,075,363


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 2022 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.