A combination of CAL-ACCESS tables created by the state to consolidate filer information.
The most recent release from CAL-ACCESS, the database that tracks campaign finance and lobbying activity in California politics. It contains 911,387 rows of data published on Thursday, May 14, 2020*.
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Information about the 18 fields and the definitions of any abbreviated values.
Alternative filer ID found on many forms
Filer's unique identification number
The type of filer. These values are found FILER_TYPES_CD.DESCRIPTION
||Major donor or indenpendent expenditure committee|
||Payment to influence|
||Slate mailer organization|
|Sources: Filer-Types-Cd (1)|
The status of the filer. Includes a mixture of values found in the STATUS_TYPE and STATUS_DESC columns on FILER_STATUS_TYPES_CD
|Sources: Filer-Status-Types-Cd (1)|
Effective date for status
Last name, sometimes full name in the case of PACs, firms and employers. Major donors can be split between first and last name fields, but usually are contained in the last name field only. Individual names of lobbyists, politicans and officers tend to use both the first and last name.
Name prefix or title
First line of street address
Second line of street address
The raw data provided by the state contains errors in how some values are escaped, quoted and delimited. The result is a small number of records in the latest download were lost when we prepared files for download.
However, only 183 records out of 911,570 total rows were lost (you can download them here).
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