In California politics, state-level candidates and political action committees have received $1.5 billion in total donations between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The 10 largest donors gave more than $56.3 million, or 4 percent of all contributions.
These are the top 10 individual donors to California state-level candidates and political action committees (PACs) in the 2022 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the California Secretary of State:
Top 10 California Donors (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Donations|
|10||Elizabeth Diane Simons||$1,461,400|
The list of California donors in this time period includes more than 4,125 individuals identified by name in the California Secretary of State’s public records.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active California PACs submitted to the California Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies.
Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.
|Report Name||Due Date|
|1st Pre-Election – Primary||4/28/2022|
|2nd Pre-Election – Primary||5/26/2022|
|1st Pre-Election – General||9/29/2022|
|2nd Pre- Election – General||10/27/2022|
This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.