2011-2012 California Senate Committee Chairmen: Energy, Utilities and Communications

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.

Energy, Utilities and Communications - Alex Padilla

General Trade Unions$211,550
Public Sector Unions$129,850
Health Professionals$98,100
Lawyers & Lobbyists$85,526
Telecom Services & Equipment$80,564
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products$76,458
Real Estate$62,050
Tribal Governments$54,400
Electric Utilities$53,200

Jean Fuller - Vice chair

Tribal Governments$41,200
Health Professionals$40,825
Oil & Gas$36,250
Real Estate$31,800
Telecom Services & Equipment$29,650
Public Sector Unions$26,300
Electric Utilities$25,800

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 (