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Campaign Financing

The Political Reform Act was adopted as a statewide initiative (Proposition 9) by an overwhelming vote of the electorate in 1974 and created an independent agency known as the Fair Political Practices Commission, to administer, interpret and enforce its provisions. The Political Reform Act requires the disclosure of contributions and expenditures in connection with campaigns supporting or opposing local candidates and ballot measures.  This disclosure is accomplished through periodic filings of campaign disclosure statements.

The campaign contribution limit imposed by the City of Irvine is based upon the provisions of  Municipal Code Section 1-2-401 through 1-2-405.  Contribution limits are adjusted every two-year Election Cycle based upon the consumer price index. Click here to view current and past contribution limits.

Campaign Disclosure Filers and Political Action Committees 

Click here to view a list of open campaign committees. Campaign Disclosure Statements are on file in the City Clerk's Office and available online by clicking here*.

* Available January 2014

Helpful Links for Candidates

Filing Calendar  
Campaign Finance Forms
Campaign Disclosure Manual 2 for Local Candidates and Committees

Resources

Fair Political Practices Commission
Secretary of State