2006 State Contribution Limits


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Contribution Limits
(Adjusted for inflation by ESSB 5034 (Chapter 445, Laws of 2005), effective January 1, 2006)

CONTRIBUTORS
RECIPIENTSState PartyCounty Or LD Party CommitteeCaucus Political Committee (House or Senate)Candidate CommitteesPacs, Unions, Corps and other entitiesIndividuals

State PartyNot ApplicableNo LimitNo LimitOnly from Surplus Funds No Limit$3,500 per calendar year (non-exempt)No Limit (exempt)No Limit
County or LD CommitteesNo LimitNo LimitNo LimitOnly from Surplus Funds No Limit$3,500 per calendar year (non-exempt)No Limit (exempt)No Limit
Caucus Political CommitteeNo LimitNo LimitNo LimitOnly from Surplus Funds No Limit$700 per calendar yearNo Limit
Statewide Executive Candidate Committee$0.70 per Reg. Voter per cycle$0.35 per Reg. Voter per cycle (Joint Limit)$0.70 per Reg. Voter per cycleProhibited$1,400 per election$1,400 per election
Legislative Candidate Committee$0.70 per Reg. Voter per cycle$0.35 per Reg. Voter per cycle (Joint Limit)$0.70 per Reg. Voter per cycleProhibited$700 per election$700 per election
Judicial (eff 6/7/06)$1,400 per election$1,400 per election$1,400 per electionProhibited$1,400 per election$1,400 per election
King, Pierce, Spokane, or Snohomish County Office Candidate Committee$0.70 per Reg. Voter per cycle$0.35 per Reg. Voter per cycle (Joint Limit)$0.70 per Reg. Voter per cycleProhibited$700 per election$700 per election
Port of Seattle or Tacoma Commissioner Candidate Committee$0.70 per Reg. Voter per cycle$0.35 per Reg. Voter per cycle (Joint Limit)$0.70 per Reg. Voter per cycleProhibited$1,400 per election$1,400 per election
PACSNo LimitNo LimitNo LimitProhibitedNo LimitNo Limit
  • Effective June 7, 2006 county office and port commissioner candidates running for office in jurisdictions with more than 200,000 registered voters are subject to contribution limits.

  • 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.