Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Campaign Finance – Summary of Third Party Disclosure Form Regarding San Francisco Candidates – November 8, 2011

San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code (“S.F. C&GC Code”) sections 1.143(c), 1.152(a)(3), 1.161(b), 1.161.5, and 1.160.5 require persons who make any independent expenditure, electioneering communication, or member communication that clearly identifies a candidate for City elective office or who authorizes, administers or pays for a persuasion poll to file disclosure statements with the Ethics Commission.

Graph of Third Party Spending in 2011

Summary Table of Third Party Disclosure Form Filings

How can I monitor the filing of the Third Party Disclosure Form?

Staff will update the table on this page as the third party disclosure forms are filed. To view actual filings, enter the campaign finance database from the main page, fill in the “Start Date” and “End Date” under the “Search Filings by Date” heading and click the “Search” button. Any forms turned in between your start date and end date will appear in the search results. The search results are sorted by “Filing Date” by default. To look for the form “sf_tpd”, sort the list by form, alphabetized A-Z, by clicking table heading “Form”. Clicking the word “Form” a second time sorts the list Z-A. Click through the page numbers at the bottom of the table to move to the page that includes the form you are looking for. All of the filers that turned in the form during the provided date range will appear in the list. Forms that are viewable online will appear with a “view” link to the right of the filing.

How can I look up a specific filing of the Third Party Disclosure Form?

Enter the campaign finance database from the main page, input the name of the filer into the “Name” field under “Search by Name” and click the “Search” button. Click the name of the filer in the search results to obtain a list of all recent filings. The search results are sorted by “Filing Date” by default. Browse the list for the form “sf_tpd”. Forms that are viewable online will appear with a “view” link to the right of the filing.


1 The amounts listed on this webpage are different from the amounts reported by the committee on the Third Party Disclosure form because the amounts listed here reflect the cost allocated to the candidate(s) referenced above, whereas the amounts reported by the committee reflect the total cost of the communications.

2 Note that the payment made by this committee did not pay for any broadcasted, mailed or printed communication. This committee participated in the door-to-door dissemination of literature paid for and disclosed by other committee. The total cost of this expenditure has been disclosed as an in-kind contribution to, and as an expenditure by, another committee.

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