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Campaigns

To encourage broader participation in the political process and help voters make informed decisions, the Ethics Commission administers one of the strongest campaign finance programs in the nation for candidates, committees, contributors, and independent spenders in both City and Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education elections. Their activity must be disclosed and, in some cases, is limited. The Ethics Commission also administers a program that provides limited public funding to help qualified City candidates pay for their campaigns.

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  • Contributor Information

  • Election Limits

    City Candidate Committees

    2022 CPI Adjustments
    These amounts do not apply to the 2022 Primary Elections. They apply to City elections in which the fundraising window for the primary election opens after March 1, 2022. They do not apply to LAUSD elections.

    2023 CPI Adjustments
    These amounts do not apply to the CD6 special election or the 2024 regular City elections. They apply to City elections in which the fundraising window for the primary election opens after March 1, 2023. They do not apply to LAUSD elections.

    City Officeholder and Legal Defense Committees

    LAUSD Candidate Committees

    2022 Election Limits
    These amounts apply to City elections in which the fundraising window for the primary election opened after April 23, 2020.

    CONTRIBUTION TYPE LIMIT AMOUNT
    Cash Contributions $30 per person, per election
    Non-cash Contributions $1,300 per person, per election
    Anonymous Contributions $300 in total, per election
    Loans $1,300 per person, per election
  • Filing Schedules

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  • Fundraising Windows

    The fundraising window for the 2024 primary elections opened for City Council and LAUSD candidates on September 5, 2022

    Candidates are required to file a Form 12 before they may begin fundraising. 

    For more information, please see the 2024 City Candidate Guide and the 2024 LAUSD Candidate Guide.

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