Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Campaign Finance Dashboards – June 5, 2018 and November 6, 2018 Elections

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Choose between the tabs (Election Financials, Public Financing, Third Party Expenditures, etc.) to see a different report on campaign finance for the 2018 elections.

See the How To Page for tips on reading these dashboards.

See the footnotes below for more about the data.

See the footnotes below for more about the data, and the How To Page for tips on reading these dashboards.


Looking for a Voter Guide?

The San Francisco Department of Elections publishes a voter guide and information about what’s on the ballot.

Other online data disclosure tools available from the Ethics Commission:

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Campaign Committee Statements

Review all campaign finance statements filed by committees on the Commission’s Public Portal page.

  • Search financial statements by candidate name, committee name, ballot measure, Filer ID or filing date range
  • Use the Advanced Search to quickly find contributions and expenditures across multiple statements

Review Statements

Campaign Finance Datasets

Research campaign finance data in a tabular form via SF OpenData.

  • View data in a spreadsheet format
  • Download datasets in a variety of data formats
  • Save search criteria
  • Build and save your own maps, charts and graphs
  • Integrate campaign data with other City datasets

Research Datasets

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Application Programming Interface

Connect your application to the Commission’s open data web services to access campaign finance data for your project.

  • Query data using the SODA API
  • Analyze campaign finance activity using third-party research tools
  • Create your own application to directly access the Commission’s datasets

Connect to APIs


Which Committees are Represented Here?

Candidate controlled committees as well as primarily formed committees that support/oppose candidates and ballot measures in the June and November 2018 elections. On this page, these committees are referred to as “2018 Committees”.

What Are Committees Required to File and When?

Political Committees must regularly file financial statements disclosing contributions and expenditures using Form 460. This form must be filed semi-annually in January and July, covering the six month period preceding the filing deadline. 2018 Committees that had no Form 460 filings as of the latest deadline may not appear. Campaign committees are required to disclose names of contributors for all itemized contributions. During an election year committees must file two additional pre-election Form 460 statements.

The “late reporting period” begins 90 days before an election and includes the election day. Certain contributions and expenditures that take place during this period must be disclosed within 24 hours. For June the late reporting period began on March 7, for November this period began on August 8. See about the data for links to the datasets used on this page.

For a complete listing of committee filing deadlines, refer to the FPPC website of filing schedules.

Looking for information on a Committee not listed here?

Some committees may file with the the State of California or another jurisdiction instead of with the SFEC. For information on state filers, check the California Secretary of State website Cal-Access.

About The Data

The campaign finance summaries provided on this page are based on disclosure statements filed by campaign committees active in the 2018 June or November elections. The original financial statements are available for review in the campaign finance database.

These dashboards draw from a public campaign filings API, cal-access.com. The data is available in a similar format from San Francisco’s Open Data portal:

  • Form 460 Summary – This dataset includes all summary totals e-filed on Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 460 Summary Page
  • Form 460 Schedule A – This dataset includes all itemized monetary contributions ($100 or more) e-filed on Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 460 Schedule “A” Monetary Contributions.
  • Form 460 Schedule B1 – This dataset includes all itemized loans received ($100 or more) e-filed on Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 460 Schedule “B1” Loans Received.
  • Form 460 Schedule C – This dataset includes all itemized non-monetary contributions ($100 or more) e-filed on Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 460 Schedule “C” Non-Monetary Contributions.
  • Form 460 Schedule E – This dataset includes all itemized payments made ($100 or more) e-filed on Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 460 Schedule “E” Payments Made.
  • Form 497 – This dataset shows contributions to committees during the late reporting period beginning 90 days before an election

The following datasets are maintained by the Ethics Commission Staff, and are used for the data dashboards:

  • Committee Name Mapping – This dataset maps the name of a campaign committee to the corresponding candidate or ballot measure. It includes the position of each measure and FPPC ID.
  • Public Funds Disbursed – This dataset includes funds remitted to candidates participating in the public financing program.
  • Individual Expenditure Ceilings – This dataset tracks the date and level to which candidates’ IECs were raised.

About Filing Deadlines

For a complete list of filing deadlines for campaign committees, refer to the California FPPC website. The relevant filing schedules for committees shown on these dashboards are:

June

November

In general, the Form 460 filing deadlines for 2018 June and November election committees are: January 31, April 26, May 24, July 31, September 27, and October 25, 2018; and January 31, 2019.

Committees are also required to file Form 497 within 24 hours for contributions of $1000 or more made within 90 days of an election. For the June election, this window begins on March 7. For the November election it begins on August 8.

About Public Financing

Candidates for Mayor and Board of Supervisors can be certified to receive public funds for use in their campaign. In order to be certified candidates must, among other things, demonstrate that they have raised a certain amount of contributions from individuals who reside in San Francisco and agree to abide by an Individual Expenditure Ceiling (IEC). To learn more, see the Ethics Commission pages regarding the public finance program and Individual Expenditure Ceilings.

Interpreting Specific Tabs

Election Financials

This tab shows the total contributions and expenditures for 2018 committees. Committees that had no filings as of the latest deadline are not shown. Any activities disclosed on Form 460 prior to 1am on the dashboard update date will be shown, but activity between the latest reporting deadline and the update date may not be reflected here. See About Filing Deadlines for more information on FPPC Form 460 reporting deadlines. For a more complete picture of up-to-date filings, see the tabs for Contributions and Expenditures. Funds from San Francisco’s Public Finance program received by committees are reported on Form 460-I as “Misc. Increases to Cash.”

Data from: Form 460-Summary filed in 2017 and 2018

Public Financing

Funds from San Francisco’s Public Finance program received by committees are reported on Form 460-I as “Misc. Increases to Cash.” The data shown here is maintained by the SFEC and is available on DataSF. “Public Funds Approved per Candidate” shows the current total amount of funds that have been approved for each qualified candidate. The maximum amount each candidate is eligible to receive depends on the contest and incumbency status. The current percent of that maximum amount each candidate has received is shown on the horizontal bar chart. The area chart at the bottom provides a running total over time of the public funds approved for qualified candidates.

Data from: SFEC records

Individual Expenditure Ceilings

Candidates who have been certified as eligible to receive public funds are bound by an Individual Expenditure Ceiling (IEC). Each publicly financed Supervisorial candidate’s IEC begins at $250,000 and may be raised in increments of $10,000. Each publicly financed Mayoral candidate’s IEC begins at $1,475,000 and may be raised in increments of $100,000. The graph provides the dates on which the IEC was raised for each candidate. The data shown here is maintained by the SFEC and is available on DataSF.

Data from: SFEC records

Third Party Expenditures

During the late reporting period beginning 90 days before an election, third parties who make expenditures greater than $1,000 in support or opposition of candidates must report these expenditures on FPPC Form 496 or SFEC Forms 162 and 163. During the late reporting period, staff at the SFEC review these forms and confirm the expenditures are towards candidates. The charts on this page present the expenditures contained therein.

Data from: Forms 496, 162, and 163 filed in 2018 during pre-election late reporting periods. Data is vetted by SFEC staff

Late Contributions

This page shows received contributions reported on Form 497 which requires disclosure of contributions in excess of $1,000 received by committees during the late reporting period starting 90 days before an election. The vertical bar chart shows the daily total of reported contributions; height represents the total amount, shade represents the number of contributions received that day. The middle detail chart groups all contributors by name and totals their contributions.  The bottom chart lists each day’s contributions and the contributor, with the length of the bar representing amount and color representing receiving committee.

Data from: Form 497 filed in 2018 during pre-election late reporting periods.

Cash Balances

The graph shows the cash balance and debt over time for identified 2018 committees. Hovering over a line will highlight a filing and display more information about the balances at that point in time. Committees that had no filings as of the latest deadline are not shown. Data shown comes from committees’ form 460 Summary filings.

Data from: Form 460-Summary filed in 2017 and 2018

Contributions

Contributions to political committees can be in the form of Monetary, Non-Monetary, or Loans. Itemized contributions and their type are disclosed on a periodic basis leading up to an election. Beginning 90 days before an election, the amount and source –but not type– of contributions exceeding $1,000 must be disclosed within 24-hours (late contributions). The type of contributions made during the late reporting period are not differentiated, thus are shown here as “Late Contributions Report”. The charts on this page aggregate contributions to committees primarily formed to support/oppose candidates or measures during the 2018 elections from contributors giving $100 or more (itemized contributions). Contributions under $100 (unitemized contributions) are represented in aggregate in the summary chart. Most contributions less than $1,000 made after October 20th, 2018 are not reflected. Contributions reported as late contributions before a pre-election reporting deadline may not appear here after a deadline if the committee failed to file. Late contributions by committees filing with the SFEC by paper are not reflected (Committees can file Form 497 on paper with the SFEC if they are state committees or file with another jurisdiction.)

Data from: Form 460 Schedules -A, -B, -C filed in 2017 and 2018, and Forms 496 and 497 filed after the most recent 460 deadline

Expenditures

The charts on this page aggregate expenditures by candidate controlled committees, primarily formed ballot measure committees, and primarily formed candidate committees. Expenditures can take the form of payments, accrued expenses (unpaid bills), loans, independent expenditures, or payments to another committee during the late reporting period.

Independent Expenditures do not have a payee associated with them and will be itemized under a blank payee name.

Data from: Form 460 Schedules -E and -F filed in 2017 and 2018, and Form 496 filed after the most recent 460 deadline

Contributions Location

The charts on this page display itemized contributions to candidate controlled and ballot measure committees. Data shown comes from form 460-A, form 460-C, and form 497 filings. Committees that had no filings as of the latest deadline are not shown. Contributions under $100 are not represented. Non-individuals are entities such as Political Parties, Recipient Committees, Small Contributor Committees, or Businesses. ZIP code and State are determined by the donor address reported by recipient committees. The data shown shows activities electronically disclosed on Form 460A, 460C, and 497 prior to 1am on the date listed on the bottom of the “Election Financials” tab and may not reflect activity since the latest reporting deadline.

Data from: Form 460 Schedules -A and -C filed in 2017 and 2018, and Form 497 filed after the most recent 460 deadline

Payments

Committees that had no filings as of the latest deadline are not shown. Campaign committees are required to itemize payments of $100 or more. Data shown comes from committees’ form 460-E filings. Committees self-categorize payments that fall under prescribed codes when reporting.

Data from: Form 460 Schedule-E filed in 2017 and 2018

Expenses – Credit

This page shows committee expenses that were made on credit. Data shown comes from committees’ form 460-F filings. Expenses shown may have since been paid.

Data from: Form 460 Schedule-F filed in 2017 and 2018

Payments On Behalf

This page shows expenditures of $500 or more made on behalf of a committee by an agent or independent contractor. Data shown comes from committees’ form 460-G filings.

Data from: Form 460 Schedule-G filed in 2017 and 2018

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