EXPENDITURE CEILING AND NON-INDIVIDUAL LIMIT LIFTED IN MAYORAL PRIMARY ELECTION

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2022
Contact: Nancy Jackson (213) 978-1960

Today, both the expenditure ceiling and the aggregate limit on non-individual contributions were lifted in the 2022 primary election race for Mayor.

Candidates who participate in the City’s matching funds program agree to limit their campaign expenditures in both the primary and general elections.  For the primary election, the expenditure ceiling for participating Mayoral candidates is $3,329,000.

City law also limits the total amount of contributions that any candidate may receive from non-individuals (businesses and other entities).  The aggregate limit for a Mayoral candidate in the primary election is $1,444,400.

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.  Similarly, the limit on non-individual contributions in a particular race is lifted and no longer applies when a candidate who is not participating in the matching funds program receives, incurs, or spends more than the expenditure ceiling for matching funds candidates in that race.

Rick Caruso is a Mayoral candidate who is not participating in the matching funds program.  He notified the Ethics Commission today that his campaign committee has received contributions and made or incurred expenses that exceed the $3,329,000 spending limit for the 2022 primary election.  As a result, the expenditure ceiling has been lifted for matching funds candidates in the Mayoral race. In addition, the limit on non-individual contributions has been lifted for all candidates in the Mayoral race.

The primary election will be held on June 7.  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.

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