Oakland Campaign Contribution and Voluntary Campaign Spending Limits for 2020

Date Posted: January 29th, 2020 @ 11:20 AM
Last Updated: January 29th, 2020 @ 4:22 PM

View of downtown Oakland from Frank Ogawa Plaza. Photo courtesy of Aaron Lehmer-Chang.

The Oakland Campaign Reform Act (OCRA) limitations on contributions made to political campaigns and expenditure ceilings for campaigns are adjusted annually to reflect changes in the cost of living.

Candidates who adopt the voluntary expenditure ceiling by filing OCRA Form 301 may accept contributions to their campaign committee from individuals, businesses and other organizations of up to $900 and contributions from qualified broad-based political committees of up to $1,700 per election cycle.

Those candidates who do not adopt the expenditure ceilings may accept contributions from individuals up to $200 and contributions from broad-based political committees up to $400.

LIMITATIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PERSONS (§3.12.050)

For candidates who DO NOT agree to limit campaign spending (3.12.050(A)) For candidates who agree to limit campaign spending (3.12.050(B))

$200

$900

LIMITATIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BROAD-BASED POLITICAL COMMITTEES (§3.12.060)

For candidates who DO NOT agree to limit campaign spending (3.12.050(A)) For candidates who agree to limit campaign spending (3.12.050(B))

$400

$1,700

EXPENDITURE CEILINGS FOR CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR AND OTHER CITYWIDE OFFICES WHO AGREE TO VOLUNTARY SPENDING LIMITS (§3.12.200)

Seat Expenditure Ceiling

Mayor

$488,000

City Auditor

$348,000

City Attorney

$348,000

Council Member At-Large

$348,000

District 1 Council Member

$153,000

District 2 Council Member

$153,000

District 3 Council Member

$153,000

District 4 Council Member

$146,000

District 5 Council Member

$146,000

District 6 Council Member

$146,000

District 7 Council Member

$148,000

District 1 School Board Director

$102,000

District 2 School Board Director

$102,000

District 3 School Board Director

$102,000

District 4 School Board Director

$97,000

District 5 School Board Director

$97,000

District 6 School Board Director

$97,000

District 7 School Board Director

$99,000

INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE THRESHOLD/EXPENDITURE CEILINGS LIFTED (§3.12.220)

Citywide offices District offices

$125,000

$27,000

Media Contact

Whitney Barazoto
Executive Director
Public Ethics Commission
(510) 238-6620

wbarazoto@oaklandca.gov