November 2024 General Election

Last Modified: November 21, 2022

 

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 2024 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.

# A contributor whose name is marked with the # symbol is a transfer of funds between two or more primarily formed committees for or against the same statewide ballot measure, in order to be fully transparent, there are two contribution totals that include all activity and activity minus the primary formed committees marked with the # symbol.

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

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.
Last Modified: November 21, 2022

Top Contributor Lists

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.

Prop # Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
1939. (22-0005) Referendum Challenging 2022 Law Authorizing Creation of Council To Set Minimum Wage and Working Standards for Fast-Food Workers. Oppose - $13,709, 934 
1940. (22-0006) Referendum Challenging 2022 Law Prohibiting New Oil and Gas Wells Near Homes, Schools, and Hospitals. Oppose - $17,987,000
Total from top contributors: $31,696,934

1939. (22-0005)

Supporting

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

 

Opposing

Committee: Save Local Restaurants, A Coalition of California Small Business Owners, Restaurateurs, Franchisees, Employees, Consumers and Community-Based Organizations - 1453905

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 In-N-Out Burgers CA - $2,750,000
2 Chiptole Mexican Grill CA - $2,750,000
3 Starbucks Corporation WA - $2,000,000
4 Chick-Fil-A GA ↑+ $1,500,000
4 Yum! Brands, Inc. CA $1,500,000
5 McDonald's IL $1,054,934
7 Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. CA - $750,000
8 Domino's Pizza, LLC MI - $500,000
9 Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. TX - $500,000
10 National Restaurant Association DC - $405,000

Total from top contributors: $13,709,934

 

1940. (22-0006)

Supporting

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

 

Opposing

Committee: Stop the Energy Shutdown, A Coalition of Small Business Owners, Concerned Taxpayers, Local Energy Producers and the California Independent Petroleum Association - 1455709

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC CO + $4,500,000
2 Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. CA ↑+ $3,200,000
3 E&B Natural Resources MGNT Corp CA + $2,950,000
4 Vaquero Energy Inc CA ↑+ $1,800,000
5 Crimson Resource Management Corp CO $1,587,,000
6 MacPherson Oil Compnay LLC CA - $1,200,000
7 California Independent Petroleum Association (Non-Donor Funds) CA NEW $1,000,000
8 Holmes Western Oil Corporation CA ↓+ $1,000,000
9 San Joaquin Faciliites Management CA ↑+ $500,000
10 Bridge Energy LLC CA NEW $250,000

Total from top contributors: $17,987,000

None at this time.

Additional Resources

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