For Immediate Release: August 26, 2022
Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960
The expenditure ceiling and the aggregate limit on non-individual contributions have been lifted in the 2022 general election race for Mayor.
City law limits the total amount of expenditures that may be made by candidates who participate in the City’s matching funds program in the primary and general elections. For the general election, the expenditure ceiling for participating Mayoral candidates is $2,662,000. The expenditure ceiling in a particular race is lifted and no longer applies when a candidate who is not participating in the matching funds program makes or incurs expenditures that exceed the expenditure ceiling in that race.
Mayoral candidate, Rick Caruso, who is not participating in the matching funds program, notified the Ethics Commission yesterday that his campaign committee has made or incurred expenses that exceed the $2,662,000 spending limit for the 2022 general election. As a result, the expenditure ceiling has been lifted for mayoral candidate, Karen Bass, who is participating in the matching funds program.
City law also limits the total amount of contributions that any candidate may receive from non-individuals (businesses and other entities). The aggregate non-individual contribution limit for a Mayoral candidate in the general election is $1,444,400. The limit is lifted and no longer applies when a candidate who is not participating in the matching funds program receives or spends more than the expenditure ceiling for matching funds candidates in that race. The aggregate non-individual contribution limit has also been lifted for candidates in the Mayoral race.
The next filing deadline for campaign finance statements is on September 29. The general election will be held on November 8. Additional information about candidate fundraising and spending in the 2022 elections, including disclosure reports and campaign communications, is available on the Election Totals page. Campaign activity and political communications may also be searched on the Public Data Portal.
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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.