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2024 PRIMARY ELECTION CONTRIBUTIONS EXCEED $5.4 MILLION

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2024
Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

The campaign finance data most recently reported in the 2024 elections in the City of Los Angeles (City) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is now available. Following the reporting deadline on January 10, the figures below represent an overview of the campaign finance activity associated with the upcoming primary elections scheduled for March 5.

Campaign Finance Activity City LAUSD Total
Contributions $4,657,834.01 $828,757.64 $5,486,591.65
Expenditures $2,628,378.07 $399,498.18 $3,027,876.25
Public Matching Funds $899,928.00 Not Applicable $899,928.00
Independent Expenditures $499,197.36 $525,420.98 $1,024,618.34

Contributions refer to monetary and non-monetary donations given by people or groups to support a candidate. Expenditures refer to the money spent by candidate committees for various purposes, such as advertisements, events, and other campaign activities. Public matching funds refer to money provided by the City to match the funds raised by a City candidate at a 6:1 match rate. Independent expenditures occur when individuals or groups spend money to support or oppose a candidate but are not coordinated with the candidate's campaign committee.

Detailed breakdowns of the above-mentioned figures are available on the Ethics Commission's Election Totals page at ethics.lacity.org/elections. Data and reports can also be searched and downloaded on the Public Data Portal at ethics.lacity.org/data. To facilitate a deeper understanding of campaign finance data, the Ethics Commission offers various tools and resources on its Data Hub at ethics.lacity.org/data/hub. These resources are designed to help the public filter and visualize the data in different ways, empowering an informed electorate. The Ethics Commission encourages the public, media, and stakeholders to explore this information to gain insights into the financial aspects of current and past elections.

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The Ethics Commission was created by Los Angeles voters in 1990 to impartially administer and enforce the City’s governmental ethics, campaign financing, and lobbying laws.

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