The charts show totals of campaign contributions to candidates listed in alphabetical order: For Mayor, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Frank Matarrese and Trish Spencer; for City Council: Stewart Chen, Tony Daysog, John Knox White, Robert Matz and Jim Oddie; for School Board: Mia Bonta, Kevin Jordan, Gary Lym and Anne McKereghan. A set of charts also tracks contributions to groups for and against Measure K. Another set tracks contributions to General Purpose Committees that raise funds to independently support various candidates and measures. No groups filed for campaigns for or against Measure F.
All the information for the following charts comes directly from the publicly available California Forms 460 for the November 6, 2018 election filed by January 31, 2019 as posted on the City of Alameda website.
The data reflect both monetary and non-monetary contributions in excess of $100 from any one source. Contributions of less than $100 are not itemized and are therefore not reflected in the totals except as noted in the Contributions by Size charts.
The total contributions to individual candidates do not reflect amounts spent on their behalf by General Purpose Committees. If the candidates are not coordinating this support, they are not required to include it as a financial contribution to their campaign.
Categories of information in the charts (type of contributor, location of contributor and size of donation) are the same categories used to record the information in the 460s; we have labeled the categories somewhat differently for clarity. Contributions from special purpose PACs connected to unions or businesses have been categorized as union or business based on the source; contributions from general purpose PACs are listed as political.
Location is determined by the mailing address listed for the contributor in the filing forms. If the contribution came from a group, the address of the group rather than its individual members determines how the contribution is categorized by location.
The charts cover only contributions since the start of the current reporting period January 1, 2018. The charts do not reflect contributions to incumbents with campaign committees who reported funds raised before that date.
Where the total of contributions among various candidates or groups vary greatly (such as with Measure K), we have created a separate chart with a different scale for those with lesser amounts to make it easier to read and compare.