2011-2012 California Senate Committee Chairmen: Education

Jan 27, 2011 - The Senate Rules Committee has approved Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's proposed lineups for policy committees. Below is a list of the committee chairman/vice-chairman and their top contributors by interest group.

Education - Alan Lowenthal

Interest Contributions
General Trade Unions $142,950
Public Sector Unions $93,299
Insurance $33,700
Real Estate $32,100
Transportation Unions $26,000
Oil & Gas $18,350
Health Professionals $16,425
Lawyers & Lobbyists $16,150
Tribal Governments $11,500
Telecom Services & Equipment $10,550

Bob Huff - Vice chair

Interest Contributions
Real Estate $111,663
Insurance $79,460
Public Sector Unions $71,697
Tribal Governments $49,800
General Contractors $33,300
Health Professionals $31,544
Telecom Services & Equipment $30,010
Hospitals & Nursing Homes $24,989
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products $24,550
Automotive $23,500

Contributions above are for the last four years of available data, Oct 17, 2006 - Oct 16, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (FollowTheMoney.org)