Campaign Finances 2016

Chevron's campaign finance activity in 2016, according to California Secretary of State data. (Visualization by Jacob Shea.)

New report criticizes Chevron’s spending in California politics

A scathing new report from the International Transport Workers' Federation deals with Chevron's tax and campaign finance activities in California.
The seven candidates for two seats on the WCCUSD Board of Education field questions at a public forum on September 20. Photo by Marian Davidson.

School board candidates vetted by Education Matters before endorsement

The education-focused nonprofit Education Matters, the largest local spender in the 2016 WCCUSD school board race, vetted the candidates they endorsed with questions that included their stance on charter schools.
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Campaign contributions largely from outside Richmond, finance records show

Who’s your money on for the Richmond City Council election? And where are you from? A local election doesn’t necessarily mean local money.
Campaign contributions to the seven candidates for the WCCUSD Board of Education. Totals from campaign finance reports filed with Contra Costa County Elections Division and information from the candidates themselves. Graphic by Abner Hauge.

Charter school organizations provide majority of campaign contributions in school board race

Campaign contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars have been poured into this year’s race for two seats on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, and over half of this money...
Just some of the ocean of mailers sent out by campaigns to residents during the 2014 City Council. (Photo by Robert Rogers)

After previous attempts to influence, Chevron stays out of city election

Two years after spending more than $3 million only to see each candidate it backed lose, Chevron and its political action committee, Moving Forward, have been notably absent from the 2016 election cycle.
As the 2016 election draws near, Richmond voters are afforded the opportunity to see where the city council hopefuls are getting their money. Photo by Catherine Schuknecht.

Campaign finance reports provide litmus test for voters as election approaches

The last Friday of September was the first pre-election filing deadline for city council candidates to submit campaign finance reports. It was the first chance for the public to see the inner financial workings of...