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December 10, 2015


Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575




Senate Elections Committee Hearing on Campaign Finance Reform to be held in Los Angeles


Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) will chair a Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments oversight hearing focused on campaign finance regulation on Friday, December 11 in Los Angeles. Friday’s hearing will examine current state and local practices, as well as the outlook for advances in campaign finance regulation and disclosure. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will discuss campaign finance reform efforts at the hearing. 

In September, Secretary Padilla launched Power Search, a new open source campaign finance search engine available on the Secretary of State’s website. Power Search allows anyone to swiftly and easily review the source, recipient and amount of state level campaign contributions. Power Search was developed in a partnership between the Secretary of State’s office and MapLight— a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that tracks money's influence on politics. 

Click HERE for Hearing Agenda and Overview 

Secretary of State Political Reform Division Online


Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Senator Ben Allen, Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee Chair


Scheduled to Testify:

Jodi Remke - Chair, Fair Political Practices Commission

Kathay Feng - Executive Director, California Common Cause

Phillip Urg - Director of Public Affairs, California Forward 

Alison Harlson - National Director, Wolf PAC; California State Director, Arnericans Take Action

Trent Lange - Executive Director of the California Clean Money Campaign



Friday, December 11, 2015

10:00 a.m.


Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium,

300 S. Spring Street,

Los Angeles, CA


The hearing will be livestreamed at:


Secretary Padilla: Sam Mahood, (916) 653-6575

Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee: Darren Chesin, (916) 651-4106