Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Campaign Finance – Public Funds Disbursements – November 5, 2013 Election

Total Disbursements to Date

In order to submit an application for public funds, a candidate for District 4 Board of Supervisors must have filed Form SFEC-142a by June 11, 2013 indicating an intent to participate. No candidate expressed an intent in seeking public funds for the November 5, 2013 election.

Initial and Matching Disbursements to Date

In order to submit an application for public funds, a candidate for District 4 Board of Supervisors must have filed Form SFEC-142a by June 11, 2013 indicating an intent to participate. No candidate expressed an intent in seeking public funds for the November 5, 2013 election.

Individual Expenditure Ceilings (IECs) 

In the November 5, 2013 election, only candidates for the Board of Supervisors District 4 seat who have been certified as eligible to receive public funds are bound by an Individual Expenditure Ceiling (IEC). Each publicly financed candidate’s IEC begins at $250,000 and may be raised in increments of $10,000.

June 11, 2013 was the last day for candidates to express an intent to participate in the public financing program for the November 5, 2013 election. No candidate has expressed an interest in seeking public funds.

Supplemental Filings Required by Candidates and Persons Who Make Expenditures Relating to Candidates

The certification of a candidate as eligible to receive public funds triggers reporting requirements under section 1.152(a) of the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance (S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code § 1.100 et seq.). Under section 1.152(a)(2), each candidate for Board of Supervisors must file Form SFEC-152(a)-2 with the Ethics Commission within 24 hours of receiving contributions, or making expenditures that equal or exceed $100,000. Thereafter, the candidate must file an additional supplemental statement within 24 hours of every time the candidate receives additional contributions, or makes additional expenditures that in the aggregate equal or exceed $10,000.

Under section 1.152(a)(3), any person (individual, partnership, corporation, association, firm, committee, club, or other organization or group of persons, however organized) who makes independent expenditures, electioneering communications or member communications that clearly identify any candidate for Board of Supervisors, and the amount of those expenditures in the aggregate equals or exceeds $5,000 per candidate must, within 24 hours of reaching the spending threshold, file the Third Party Disclosure Form and a legible copy of the communication with the Ethics Commission. Thereafter, any such person must file a supplemental statement and a legible copy of the communication each time that the person makes or incurs an additional expense of $5,000 or more. The costs of a communication that supports or opposes more than one candidate or measure must be apportioned among each candidate and measure in the communication.

Because there is not a publicly financed candidate in the District 4 Board of Supervisors race for the November 5, 2013 election, candidates in that race are not required to file Form SFEC-152a-2 and third party filers are not required to file Part 4 of the Third-Party Disclosure Form when making expenditures relating to the District 4 race. However, third party filers may be required to file Part 5, 6, and/or 7 for expenditures relating to candidates in the District 4 election. Third party filers may also be required to file Part 4, 5, 6 and/or 7 of the Third Party Disclosure Form when making expenditures relating to candidates in the City Attorney, Treasurer or Assessor elections.

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