Posted on
November 23, 2020
Updated
October 18, 2022

After you've repaid any loans to the campaign, whatever's left is surplus campaign funds. There are seven ways that you may use that leftover money.

Some of those ways are:

  • Donate to a charity registered with the Secretary of State's office.
  • Leave the surplus funds in the campaign account for use in a future election campaign.
  • Return contributions to your contributors (using last in, first out rule)
  • Transfer without limit to a political party or legislative caucus committee.
  • Deposit into a separate Surplus Funds Account and then use it to pay non-reimbursed public office-related expenses, if elected.

For more information on how you can spend surplus campaign funds, check out Surplus Funds FAQ.