ETHICS COMMISSION LAUNCHES CONTRIBUTOR DASHBOARD

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2022
Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Today,the Ethics Commission launched a new data visualization tool to help the public explore campaign contribution data for the 2022 City of Los Angeles (City) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education elections. The tool is designed to inform members of the public about the sources of campaign contributions in Los Angeles elections.

The Contributor Dashboard displays contribution data from five different points of view:

The "Map" tab plots the geographic location of each contribution by ZIP Code. The map defaults to a snapshot of contributions within the City boundaries and can be zoomed out to view all other contributions throughout the United States.

The "Contributor Location" tab displays contribution totals for each seat segmented by location category, i.e., inside City, outside City, outside California, etc.

The "Contributor Type" tab displays contribution totals for each seat segmented by type of contributor, i.e., individual, non-individual, etc.

The "Contribution Type" tab displays contribution totals for each seat segmented by contribution type, i.e., monetary, non-monetary, and loans.

The “Details” tab provides a tabular list of contribution data, which can be sorted by contribution date, contribution amount, contributor name, candidate name, etc.

The data displayed on all tabs can be customized to include all available data or narrowed down to select individual options, such as City and/or LAUSD elections, primary and/or general election, seat name, and candidate name.

The Contributor Dashboard is online at https://ethics.lacity.org/campaigns/contributor-dashboard.

The Ethics Commission’s website provides additional tools to research campaign finance data. The Election Totals page includes data tables that list the total amounts of contributions, expenditures, matching funds, independent expenditures, and communications for all campaign committees. The Public Data Portal enables more detailed searches with options to download data and copies of financial disclosure reports.

For more information about the Contributor Dashboard, please contact us.

To download PDF, click here.

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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