November 2020 General Election

Last Modified: October 16, 2020

 

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 2020 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.

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

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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.

*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.

Last Modified: October 16, 2020

Top Contributor Lists

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure that has qualified for the election. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
Prop. 14 Support Authorizes Bonds to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research. Initiative Statute. $15,540,383
Prop. 15 Support Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. $40,747,842*
Prop. 15 Oppose Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.  $34,536,829
Prop. 16 Support A resolution to propose to the people of the State of Califonria an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences. Assembly Constitutional Amendment. $13,604,234*
Prop.16 Oppose A resolution to propose to the people of the State of Califonria an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences. Assembly Constitutional Amendment. $165,070
Prop. 19 Support The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. $57,463,195
Prop. 20 Support Restricts Parole For Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences For Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only As Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. $3,581,473
Prop. 20 Oppose Restricts Parole For Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences For Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only As Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. $6,325,000
Prop. 21 Support Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute.  $30,306,772
Prop. 21 Oppose Expands Local Governments' Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property. Initiative Statute.  $35,306,773
Prop. 22 Support Changes Employment Classifiction Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute. $188,849,033
Prop. 22 Oppose Changes Employment Classifiction Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute. $9,376,532
Prop. 23 Support Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute. $5,560,000
Prop. 23 Oppose Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute. $105,318,696
Prop. 24 Support Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiative Statute. $5,892,400
Prop. 25 Support Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk $6,883,004
Prop. 25 Oppose Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk $8,492,200
 
Total $572,674,327

Proposition 14

Authorizes Bond to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

    Californians for Stem Cell Research, Treatments and Cures
      Contributor State Status Total Contributions
    1 Robert N. Klein II and Affiliated Entity Klein Financial Corporation CA - $7,096,085
    2 Dagmar Dobly CA - $2,059,000
    3 JDRF International NY - $1,000,000
    4 T. Denny Sanford AZ NEW $975,000
    5 Ann Howland Doerr CA NEW $950,000
    6 L. John Doerr, III CA NEW $950,000
    7 Ann S. Tsukamoto CA - $950,000
    8 Open Philanthropy Action Fund, Supporting the Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative CA - $580,000
    9 Franklin "Pitch" Johnson CA - $500,299
    10 Brook H. Byers CA - $480,000
    Total from top contributors $15,540,383

Opposing

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

Proposition 15

Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Supporting

Schools and Communities First sponsored by a Coalition of Social Justice Organizations Representing Families and Students
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Issues PAC CA + $12,482,423
2 Chan Zuckerberg Advocacy (Nonprofit 501(C)(4)) CA + $10,905,000
3 SEIU California State Council (nonprofit (C)(5)) CA + $7,113,907
4

SEIU Local 2015 Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA ↑+ $3,296,932
5

Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA ↑+ $1,750,000
6 California Federation of Teachers COPE PROP/Ballot Committee CA - $1,393,280
7 The San Francisco Foundation CA $1,306,300
8 Service Employees International Union Local 721 CTW, CLC Issues & Initiatives CA - $1,000,000
9 Emerson Collective LLC CA NEW $1,000,000
10 American Feeration of Teachers, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (FED PAC ID #C000028860) DC - $600,000
  Total from top contributors $38,247,842

Supporting

Educators for Equity, yes on 15 and 16, Sponsored by California Teachers Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Issues PAC * CA + $2,500.000
  Total from top contributors $2,500,000

Opposing

  No on Prop 15 - Stop Higher Property Taxes and Save Prop 13 - a coalition of California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses 
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

California Businesses Roundtable Issues PAC

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $25,867,690
2

California Business Properties Association Issues PAC

CA - $1,1601,000
3 California Taxpayers Association - Protect Taxpayer Rights CA - $1,040,000
4 NextEra Energy, Inc. CA - $895,000
5 Public Storage CA - $750,000
6 Michael K. Hayde, Including Western National Group & Affiliated Entities CA - $500,000
7 AMERCO NV - $596,000
8 Bay Meadows Land Company, LLC and its Affiliated Entities (Stephen Pitch) CA - $500,000
9

California Hospital Committee on Issues

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $500,000
10 Boston Properties CA - $500,000
  Total from top contributors $32,949,690

 

Family Farmers Against Prop. 15 - Stop Higher Food Taxes
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Farm Bureau Federation CA + $753,444
2 Agricultural Council of California Committee in Opposition to Prop. 15 CA - $160,000
3 Western Growers CA - $128,532
4

Western Growers Association Issues PAC

Top Contributors

CA - $125,000
5 Sun-Maid Growers of California CA - $100,000
6

No on Prop. 15 - Stop HIgher Property Taxes and Save Prop. 13 - a coalition of California homeowners, taxpayers, and businesses

Top Contributors

CA - $70,163
7 Bayer CA - $50,000
8 The Wonder Company LLC CA - $50,000
9 Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. CA - $50,000
10 Sonoma County Farm Bureau CA NEW $25,000
  Total from top contributors                      $1,512,139

 

Protect Prop. 13, No on 15, A Project of the Howard Jarvis Taypayers Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Michael Koss CA + $55,000
2 Columbia Development, LLC (Steve R. Freed) CA - $10,000
3 Eureka Development Company LCC and CSS Properties LLC (D.M. Sutherland) CA - $10,000
  Total from top contributors                      $75,000

Proposition 16

A Resolution to Propose to the People of the State of California an Amendment to the Constitution of the State, by repealing Section 31 of Article I thereof, relating to government preferences. Assembly Constitutional Amendment.

Supporting

Yes on 16, Opportunity for All Coalition, sponsored by civil rights organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Quinn M. Delaney CA - $5,500,000
2 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and the Hospitals CA - $1,500,000
3 Patricia Quillin CA - $1,000,000
4 American Civil Liberties Union NY + $622,843
5 California Teachers Association / Issues PAC CA + $552,792
6 Ballmer, Connie E. WA - $500,000
7 Ballmer, Steven A. WA - $500,000
8 Salesforce.com, Inc. CA - $375,000
9

California Nurses Association Initiative Political Action Committee

Top Donors to Contributors

CA - $300,000
10

ACLU of Northern California Issues Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $253,599
  Total from top contributors                      $11,104,234

 

Educators for Equity, yes on 15 and 16, Sponsored by California Teachers Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Teachers Association Issues PAC * CA + $2,500.000
  Total from top contributors $2,500,000


Opposing

Californians for Equal Rights, No on 16
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Students for Fair Admissions Inc. TX - $50,000
2 Gail Heriot CA + $40,000
3 Frank Xu CA - $15,040
4 Manuel Klausner CA - $15,030
5 John Grassi CA - $15,000
6 IvyMax, Inc. CA - $10,000
7 Susan Xu CA - $10,000
8 John Lott CA - $10,000
  Total from top contributors $165,070

Proposition 19

The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act.

Supporting

Yes on 19: Tax Savings and Housing Relief for Seniors, Severely Disables, and Wildfire Victims, Sponsored by California Association of Realtors
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Association of Realtors CA - $15,700,000
2 California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilizaton PAC DC - $15,700,000
3 National Association of Realtors IL - $4,893,500
4 California Democratic Party CA - $21,321
  Total from top contributors $36,314,821

 

Yes on 19: Coalition of Firefighters, Realtors, Seniors, Disabled Homeowners, and Wildfire Victims
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Association of Realtors CA - $20,000,000
2 California Democratic Party CA NEW $1,017,920
3 California Professional Firefighters Ballot Measure Committee CA - $100,454
4 Neighbors For a Better San Francisco CA NEW $20,000
5 Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Issues Advocacy/Ballot Initiative PAC CA - $10,000
  Total from top contributors $21,148,374

Opposing

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

Proposition 20

Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Yes on 20 - Keep California Safe, a Project of the California Public Safety Partnership Issues Committee
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund CA - $2,000,0000
2 Association For Los Angeles Deputys Sheriffs PIC CA + $400,000
3 California Grocers Association Issues Committee CA NEW $225,000
4 Los Angles Police Protection League Issues PAC CA - $200,000
5 FSB Core Strategies CA - $130,000
6 Protecting California Cooper Ballot Measure Committee CA - $126,473
7 San Bernardino County Sheriff's Employees' Benefit Association Political Issues Committee CA - $100,000
8 McNally Temple Associates, Inc. CA - $100,000
9 Albertsons Safeway AZ - $100,000
10 Susan Groff CA - $100,000
11 Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee CA - $100,000
Total from top contributors $3,581,473

Opposing

No on Prop 20 - Californians Against the Prison Spending Scam
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Patty Quillin CA - $2,000,000
2 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative CA + $2,000,000
3 Committee for California CA - $855,000
4 Stacy H. Schusterman OK - $500,000
5 The Heising-Simmons Action Fund CA - $375,000
6 Lynn Schusterman OK - $250,000
7 Committee for California Issues PAC CA - $145,000
8 SSP Universe Trust, a Trust for Susan Pritzker's Benefit CA - $100,000
9 ACLU of Northern California Issues Committee CA - $75,000
10 California Democratic Party CA NEW $25,000
Total from top contributors $6,325,000


Proposition 21

Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Homeowners and Tenants United Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation CA + $35,256,773
2 California Nurses Association Political Action Committee CA - $50,000
  Total from top contributors $35,306,773

Opposing

No on Prop 21 - Californians to Protect Affordable Housing - a coalition of housing advocates, renters, businesses, taxpayers, and veterans
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions      
1 California Business Roundtable Issues PAC CA - $5,600,000      
2 California Association of Realtors Issues Mobilization PAC CA - $450,000      
3

Multi-County Property Rights PAC, Sponsored By Apartment Assn of Orange County

Top Contributors

CA - $432,913      
4 Issues PAC of Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles CA ↑+ $325,000      
5 California Business Properties Association Issues PAC CA $275,000      
6 Neveo Mosser, Including the Mosser Companies, Inc. and Affiliated Entities CA ↑+ $163,500      
7 No on 21 - Californians for Affordable Housing, sponsored by the California Rental Housing Association CA $162,010      
8 Southern California Rental Housing Association PAC CA - $50,000      
9 Steven L. Eggert CA - $50,000      
10 Sam Sorokin and Affiliates CA - $44,800      
  Total from top contributors                      $7,553,222      

 

Californians For Responsible Housing, Sponsored by California Apartment Association
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Essex Property Trust, Inc. And Affiliated Entities

Top Contributors

CA - $7,513,300
2

Equity Residential

Top Contributors

VA ↑+ $5,551,400
3 Avalonbay Communities, Inc. VA $4,429,500
4 UDR, Inc. CO + $2,525,042
5 Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. and Affiliated Entities CA ↑+ $2,106,400
6 General Investment & Development (GID), A dba for Windsor Investment Company, Inc MA NEW $1,141,500
7 R&V Management Corporation And Its Affiliates CA $1,100,000
8 Jackson Square Properties LLC and Affiliated Entities CA - $1,062,180
9 Apartment Investment and Management CO - $1,036,900
10 Californians for Responsible Housing - General Purpose Committee CA - $1,012,219
  Total from top contributors $27,478,441


Proposition 22

Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Protect App-Based Drivers and Services, A Coalition of On-Demand Drivers and Network Companies, Small Businesses, Community Groups and Public Safety Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Uber Technologies, Inc. CA + $52,619,769
2 Lyft, Inc. CA - $48,652,082
3 Doordash, Inc. CA + $48,134,124
4 Maplebear Inc. DBA Instacar CA - $27,623,864
5 Postmates Inc. CA - $11,819,194
  Total from top contributors $188,849,033

Opposing

No on Prop 22, sponsored by Labor Organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 International Brotherhood of Teamsters DC - $1,500,000
2 United Food & Commercial Workers International Union CLC DC - $1,000,000
3 Service Employees International Union DC - $1,000,000
4 United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770 CA - $1,000,000
5 Service Employees International Union United Health Care Workers West Political Issues Committee CA - $1,000,000
6 Working Families Issues Committee, sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO*** CA - $922,065
 

***Million More Voters, sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

Top Contributors

     
7 Service Employees International Union Local 1021 CA - $874,467
8 Service Employees International Union Local 721 CTW, CLC Issues & Initiatives CA - $800,000
9 United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Issues PAC CA - $750,000
10 Transport Workers Union of America DC NEW $530,000
  ***Transport Workers Union Political Contributions Committee (FEC ID# C00008268)      
  Total from top contributors                      $9,376,532

Proposition 23

Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements. Initiative Statute.

Supporting

Yes on 23 - Californians for Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection, Sponsored by Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Political Action Committee CA NEW $5,560,000
  Total from top contributors $5,560,000

Opposing

Stop the Dangerous & Costly Dialysis Proposition, Sponsored by Dialysis Providers and Caregivers
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 DaVita, Inc. DC + $66,812,981
2 Fresenius Medical Care KS + $29,870,597
3 US Renal Care, Inc. TX + $7,635,118
4 Dialysis Clinic, Inc. TN - $600,000
5 Satellite Heatlhcare, Inc. CA - $400,000
  Total from top contributors $105,318,696

Proposition 24

Amends Consumer Privacy Laws. Initiative Statute. 

Supporting

Yes on 24, Californians for Consumer Privacy
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Alastair Mactaggart
CA + $5,862,400
2 Bill Dodd Ballot Measure Committee for Progress, Reform & A Stronger California CA - $20,000
3 Eric Silverberg NY   $10,000
  Total from top contributors                      $5,892,400

Opposing

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

Proposition 25

Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With a System Based on Public Safety Risk.

Supporting

Yes on Prop 25, a coalition of justice reform and labor organizations
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions      
1 Steven A. Ballmer and affiliated entities WA NEW $2.500.,000      
2 Connie E. Ballmer and affiliated entities WA NEW $2,500,000      
3 SEIU California State Council (Nonprofit 501(C)(5)) CA NEW $500,000      
  SEIU California State Council Issues Committee** CA NEW        
4 .Action Now Initiatve, LLC TX - $500,000      
5 Patty Quillin CA - $250,000      
6 Lynn Schusterman OK - $250,000      
7

SEIU California State Council (Nonprofit 501(C)(5))

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $250,000      
8

NextGen California Sponsored by NextGen Climate Action

Top Contributors

CA - $50,000      
9 Safe Communities for All CA - $48,004      
10 California Federation of Teachers COPE Pro/Ballot CA NEW $25,000      
11 Lift up Long Beach Families Rex Richardson Ballot Measure Committee CA NEW $10,000      
  Total from top contributors                      $6,883,004      

Opposing

No on Prop 25 - Stop the Unfair, Unsafe and Costly Ballot Proposition, Sponsored by the American Bail Coalition
  Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Triton Management Services, LLC CA - $3,041,567
2 Bankers Insurance Company FL - $1,112,628
3 AIA Holdings, Inc. CA + $1,064,068
4 Lexington National Insurance Corporation MD - $843,156
5 American Surety Company IN - $833,615
6 Seaview Insurance Company CA - $629,956
7 Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc. TX - $444,496
8 All Pro Bail Bonds, Inc. CA - $202,000
9 Accredited Surety and Casualty FL - $172,909
10 Bail USA, Inc. PA - $147,795
  Total from top contributors                      $8,492,200

None at this time.

Additional Resources

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