2008 State Contribution Limits


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Contribution Limits
(Adjusted for inflation by ESSB 5034 (Chapter 445, Laws of 2005), effective February 28, 2008)

CONTRIBUTORS
RECIPIENTS State Party County Or LD Party Committee Caucus Political Committee (House or Senate) Candidate Committees Pacs, Unions, Corps and other entities Individuals

State Party Not Applicable No Limit No Limit Only from Surplus Funds No Limit $4,000 per calendar year (non-exempt) No Limit (exempt) No Limit
County or LD Committees No Limit No Limit No Limit Only from Surplus Funds No Limit $4,000 per calendar year (non-exempt) No Limit (exempt) No Limit
Caucus Political Committee No Limit No Limit No Limit Only from Surplus Funds No Limit $800 per calendar year No Limit
Statewide Executive Candidate Committee $0.80 per Reg. Voter per cycle $0.40 per Reg. Voter per cycle (Joint Limit) $0.80 per Reg. Voter per cycle Prohibited $1,600 per election $1,600 per election
Legislative Candidate Committee $0.80 per Reg. Voter per cycle $0.40 per Reg. Voter per cycle (Joint Limit) $0.80 per Reg. Voter per cycle Prohibited $800 per election $800 per election
Judicial $1,600 per election $1,600 per election $1,600 per election Prohibited $1,600 per election $1,600 per election
King, Pierce, Spokane, or Snohomish County Office Candidate Committee $0.80 per Reg. Voter per cycle $0.40 per Reg. Voter per cycle (Joint Limit) $0.80 per Reg. Voter per cycle Prohibited $800 per election $800 per election
Port of Seattle or Tacoma Commissioner Candidate Committee $0.80 per Reg. Voter per cycle $0.40 per Reg. Voter per cycle (Joint Limit) $0.80 per Reg. Voter per cycle Prohibited $1,600 per election $1,600 per election
PACS No Limit No Limit No Limit Prohibited No Limit No Limit
  • Per cycle means aggregate during the period from December 1 after the date of the previous general election for the office through November 30 after the upcoming general election for the office.

  • Per election means per each primary, general, or special election for that office.

  • Per calendar year means aggregate during the period from January 1 through December 31 each year.

  • Contributions designated for the exempt account of a bona fide political party are NOT subject to limit, except during the 21 days before the general election when the $5,000 maximum applies. See next.

  • During the 21 days before the general election, no contributor may donate over $50,000 in the aggregate to a candidate for statewide office, or over $5,000 in the aggregate to a candidate for any other office or to a political committee. This includes contributions to a party committee, as well as a candidate's personal contributions to his/her own campaign. It does not apply to contributions from the state committee of the WA State Democratic, Republican or Libertarian Party or from a minor party.