November 2024 General Election

Last Modified: February 13, 2024

 

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: February 13, 2024

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
1921. (21-0027A1) Eliminates Employees' Ability to File Lawsuits For Monetary Penalties For State Labor-Law Violations. Initiative Statute. Support - $22,375,291
1935. (21-0042) Limits Ability of Voters and State and Local Governments to Raise Revenues for Government Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Support - $16,696,345
1936. (21-0043) Raises Minimum Wage. Initiative Statute. Support - $10,434,815
1940. (22-0006) Referendum Challenging 2022 Law Prohibiting New Oil and Gas Wells Near Homes, Schools, and Hospitals.

Support - $3,855,214

Oppose - $18,273,000

1942. (22-0008) Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.

Support
-
$9,508,142

Oppose - $1,200,000

1959. (23-0017) Allows Felony Charges and Increases Sentences for Certain Drug and Theft Crimes. Initiative Statute. Support
-
$2,795,000
1963. (23-0021) Restricts Spending by Health Care Providers Meeting Specified Criteria. Initiative Statute. Support- $10438,615
1964. (23-0022) Adds One-Semester Personal Finance Course to High School Graduation Requirements. Initiative Statute. Support - $7,624,378
1966. (22-0024) Protect Access to Healthcare Act of 2024 Support- $9,402,193
1971. (23-0029) Expands State Health Care Program for Children with Certain Medical Conditions. Initiative Statute. Support
-
$9,999,500
Total from top contributors: $122,602,493

1921. (21-0027A1)

Supporting

Committee: Californians for Fair Pay and Employer Accountability, sponsored by farmers, small businesses, independent restaurants and nonprofit organizations - 1442822

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California New Car Dealers Association CA ↑+ $8,267,100
  California New Car Dealers Association Issues PAC CA    
2 Western Growers Service Corp CA $6,220,000
3 California Chamber of Commerce CA $5,957,536
 

California Business PAC, Spons. By CA Chamber of Commerce

Top Donors to Contributor

CA    
4 California Restaurant Association CA - $676,655
 

California Restaurant Association Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA    
5 Newport Lexus and affiliated entities CA - $304,000
6 Tustin Toyota & affiliated entities CA - $225,000
7 California Grocers Association CA - $125,000
  California Grocers Association Issues PAC CA    
8 Walmart, Inc. AR - $100,000
9 United Vegetable Growers Cooperative CA - $100,000
10 Driscoll's, Inc. CA - $100,000
11 Holman Automotive WA - $100,000
12 Honda of Thousand Oaks & affiliated entities CA - $100,000
13 Capitol Honda CA - $100,000

Total from top contributors: $22,375,291

Opposing

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

1935. (21-0042A1)

Supporting

Committee: Californians for Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability, sponsored by California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses - 1442599

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Business Roundtable Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $7,145,000
2 AMR Holdco Inc. CA - $3,100,000
3 Kilroy Realty L.P. CA - $1,500,000
4 Douglas Emmett Properties, LP and affiliated entities CA - $1,500,000
5 Michael K. Hayde, Including Western National Group & affiliated entities CO - $1,400,000
6 Hudson Pacific Properties and affiliated entities CA - $1,000,000
7 Shorenstein Realty Services and affiliated entities  CA -

$500,000

8 Protect Prop. 13, a Project of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association CA - $331,345
9 Public Storage CA - $200,000
10 C.J. Segerstrom & Sons CA - $100,000
10 Bradley H. Mindlin NV - $100,000

Total from top contributors: $16,876,345

Opposing

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

1936. (21-0043A1)

Supporting

Committee: Working Hero Action for the Living Wage Act - 1444698

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Joseph N. Sanberg CA + $10,434,815

Total from top contributors: $10,434,815

Opposing

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

1940. (22-0006)

Supporting

Committee: Advocacy Action Fund, Inc. (nonprofit 501 (c)(4) - 1448578

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Eric Schmidt CA + $750,000
2 Wendy Schmidt CA + $750,000

                                       Total from top contributors: $1,500,000

Committee: Campaign for a Safe and Healthy California, Sponsored by Environmental and Health Organizations - 1460932

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Advocacy Action Fund, Inc. (nonprofit 501 (c)(4) #

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $1,500,000
2 Holdfast Trust CA NEW $500,000
3 Center for Biological Divertisty CA $355,213

Total from top contributors: $2,355,214

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 + $1,486,000
7 California Independent Petroleum Association (Non-Donor Funds) CA - $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 - $250,000

Total from top contributors: $18,273,000

1950. (22-0008)

Supporting

Committee: Justice for Renters, Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation - 1458912

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation CA + $9,458,142
2 Unite Here, Local 11 CA - $50,000

                                  Total from top contributors: $9,508,142

Opposing

Committee: Californians for Responsible Housing, Sponsored by Califorina Apartment Association - 1421884

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Apartment Association Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $1,200,000

                                  Total from top contributors: $1,200,000

1959. (23-0017)

Supporting

Committee: Californians to Reduce Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft, Sponsored by Golden State Communities - 1462938

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Walmart, INC AR + $1,500,000
2 Target Corporation MN - $500,000
3 California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund (non-profit 501(C)(5)) CA - $300,000
4 Macy's, Inc. NY - $215,000
5 Thomas Sudberry Jr. and affiliated entities CA NEW $50,000
6 William Oberdorf CA $50,000
7 Allied Universal CA $50,000
8 Super Center Concepts Inc., DBA Superior Grocers CA $50,000
9 Califoria Business Properties Association Issues PAC CA $30,000
10 Chandi Nachhattar CA NEW $25,000
11 California Business Roundtable Issues PAC CA $25,000

                                  Total from top contributors: $2,795,000

Opposing

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

1963. (23-0021)

Supporting

Committee: Protect Patients Now, Sponsored by California Apartment Association - 1462796

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Apartment Association Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $10,400,000
2 California Apartment Association CA - $38,615

                                    Total from topcontributors: $10,438,615

Opposing

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

1964. (23-0022)

Supporting

Committee: Californians for Financial Education - 1463027

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Timothy Ranzetta CA + $7,624,378

                                  Total from top contributors: $7,624,378

Opposing

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

1966. (23-0024)

Supporting

Committee: Coalition to Protect Access to Healthcare, Coalition of Doctors, Non-profit Community Health, First Responders, Healthcare Workers, Hospitals, and Community Health Plans - 1462573

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Global Medical Response, INC and it's subdiaries CO - $3,000,000
2

California Hospitals Committee on Issues

Top Donors to Contributor

CA $2,000,000
3 Family Health Centers of San Diego CA NEW $1,000,000
4 California Medical Association - Physicians Issues Committee CA $1,000,000
5 Community Health Center Network Inc. CA $900,000
6 California Primary Care Association CA $900,000
7 Centene and its affiliate Health Net CA NEW $250,000
8 Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernandino Counties Community Action Fund PAC  CA $154,193
9 Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc. CA NEW $100,000
10 Planned Parenthood Northern California CA $98,000

                                    Total from top contributors: $9,402,193

Opposing

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

1971. (23-0029)

Supporting

Committee: Because We Need Affordable Life-Saving Healthcare for our Critically Ill Children, Sponsored by California Children's Hospital Association - 1464048

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Loma Linda University Children's Hospital CA NEW $1,428,500
2 Rady Children's Hospital CA - $1,428,500
3 Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA - $1,428,500
4 MemorialCare Health System CA - $1,428,500
5 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital CA - $1,428,500
6 UCSP Benioff Children Hospital CA - $1,428,500
7 Children's Hospital of Orange County CA - $1,428,500

                                  Total from top contributors: $9,999,500

Opposing

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

None at this time.

Additional Resources

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