2011-2012 California Senate Committee Chairmen: Legislative Ethics

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.

Legislative Ethics - Mimi Walters

Interest Contributions
Real Estate $166,800
Insurance $125,750
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products $81,296
Health Professionals $70,150
Tribal Governments $48,200
Lawyers & Lobbyists $43,775
General Contractors $39,200
Telecom Services & Equipment $36,700
Computer Equipment & Services $36,000
Health Services $32,900

Alan Lowenthal - Vice chair

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

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)