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Senator Holly J. Mitchell scored 100% on the Clean Money questionnaire

Her opponent, Isidro Armenta, did not answer the Clean Money questionnaire.

They are running for state Senate District 30 which includes the cities of Culver City and parts of Los Angeles and Inglewood.

The California Clean Money Action Fund asked all candidates for state office in California to answer six questions about whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns.

"No Answer" means the candidate didn't answer the questionnaire after our attempts to reach their campaign several separate times through email or by phone.

Overall Score.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D) Isidro Armenta (D)
Overall Score: 100% Overall Score: No Answer

The overall score on the survey is determined by the answers on the first five questions. For every “Yes”, the candidate gets 20%, for every “No” they get 0%. An answer of “Other” gets 10% unless it’s clear from their explanation that the candidate would or would not support the legislation.

Q1. Do you support legislation requiring ballot measure ads to clearly state their three largest true individual, corporate or union funders instead of committee names, even if the funds are transferred through one or more intermediary committees or organizations?
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D) Isidro Armenta (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q2. Do you support legislation requiring independent ads for and against candidates to clearly state their three largest true individual, corporate or union funders instead of committee names, even if the funds are transferred through one or more intermediary committees or organizations?
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D) Isidro Armenta (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q3. Would you support legislation described in questions 1 and 2 if your constituents were clearly in favor of it while major campaign funders opposed it?
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D) Isidro Armenta (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q4. Do you support legislation requiring state and local candidates to stand by their political ads, saying in those ads that they “approve this message” as federal candidates must?
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D) Isidro Armenta (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q5. Do you support legislation providing competitive amounts of public financing or small donor matching funds to campaigns of qualified candidates who demonstrate a broad base of public support and abide by strict spending limits?
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D) Isidro Armenta (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q6. Would you support a system of public financing of campaigns as in question 5 that covers all state races, including Assembly, State Senate, and statewide offices, if it were funded by an annual tax or fee of no more than $8 per California resident? *
Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D) Isidro Armenta (D)
Answer: "No"
Answer: No Answer

"Concerned about the impact of an $8 tax per resident. Would like to consider other potential funding options or amounts. California has the largest child poverty rate in the nation. While I fully support public campaign financing, I cannot commit at this time to an $8 per resident tax without considering its impact on a significant percent of California residents...residents who currently are struggling to make ends meet everyday."

* The wording of this question created some confusion about its intent. The intent was to ask about funding of public campaign finance for state offices with a tax or fee that averaged $8 per person, an investment in the integrity of our elections that is less than one-third of 1% of California's General Fund this year. However some candidates responded to the question as if it were proposing an additional flat tax of $8 to be paid by every Californian. Due to the confusion the wording of this question created, its answers were not scored and did not count towards the overall score for the Clean Money Survey.

Note: Candidate explanations are shown as submitted. CCMAF has not edited the candidate explanations for content or writing style.

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