2011-2012 California Senate Committee Chairmen: Transportation and Housing

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | January 27, 2011

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.

Transportation and Housing - Mark DeSaulnier

General Trade Unions$471,118
Public Sector Unions$161,009
Lawyers & Lobbyists$75,058
Health Professionals$53,900
Telecom Services & Equipment$36,900
Real Estate$36,051
Electric Utilities$33,300
Waste Management$28,575
Transportation Unions$22,980

Ted Gaines - Vice chair

Real Estate$64,725
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products$50,350
Commercial Banks$34,900
Health Professionals$32,300
General Contractors$28,900
Telecom Services & Equipment$27,800
Health Services$27,082
Tribal Governments$25,100
Tobacco companies & tobacco product sales$22,300

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 (

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