2011-2012 California Senate Committee Chairmen: Banking & Financial Institutions

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 list of the committee chairman/vice-chairman and their top contributors by interest group.

banking & Financial Institutions - Juan Vargas

Public Sector Unions$67,850
General Trade Unions$47,700
Health Professionals$37,050
Real Estate$31,400
Tribal Governments$27,500
Telecom Services & Equipment$18,850
Oil & Gas$13,550
Lawyers & Lobbyists$13,550
Beer, Wine & Liquor$12,300

Sam Blakeslee - Vice chair

Telecom Services & Equipment$38,850
Public Sector Unions$38,591
Electric Utilities$36,750
Real Estate$29,100
Health Professionals$27,250
Oil & Gas$26,850
Tribal Governments$17,400
Commercial Banks$13,000
Food Processing & Sales$8,600

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 (