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Mike Gipson’s donations from

Big Oil & Fossil Fuel Companies

Company Total
Andeavor $4,500.00 View details
BP North America $3,000.00 View details
Brea Canon Oil Co $3,000.00 View details
California Independent Oil Marketers Association $2,500.00 View details
California Independent Petroleum Association $10,830.00 View details
Chevron Corp $30,100.00 View details
E & B Natural Resources Management Corporation $17,300.00 View details
Marathon Petroleum Corporation, its subsidiary Andeavor LLC and its affiliates $4,000.00 View details
NRG Energy $3,000.00 View details
Phillips 66 $22,900.00 View details
Sempra Energy $23,700.00 View details
Signal Hill Petroleum $12,200.00 View details
Tesoro Corporation $15,000.00 View details
Valero Energy $19,000.00 View details
Valero Services Inc. & Affiliated Entities $2,700.00 View details
Vaquero Energy $1,000.00 View details
TOTAL $174,730.00

All contribution data from FollowTheMoney.org.

Mike Gipson’s

Environmental Voting Record

NO
AB1328

Strengthens emissions reporting requirements and transparency on environmental impact of abandoned wells
(voted absent on a later version of the bill)

NO
SB100

Sets a goal of 100% clean energy in California by 2045

ABSENT
AB127

Mandates the closure of Aliso Canyon gas facility

ABSENT
AB197

Forms committee to reduce local carbon emissions
(voted yes on an earlier version of the bill)

ABSENT
AB356

Protects groundwater around oil projects

ABSENT
AB378

Sets new pollution limits for cap and trade recipients

ABSENT
AB523

Provides funds to cities most affected by pollution
(voted yes on a later version of the bill)

ABSENT
AB936

Strengthens transparency around nonfloating oil transport and creates contingency plans to prepare for spillage

ABSENT
AB1080

Creates comprehensive plan to reduce waste by single-use packaging

ABSENT
AB1775

Ends the transport of oil from offshore drilling facilities to the state
(voted yes on a later version of the bill)

ABSENT
AB2447

Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language
(voted yes on a later version of the bill)

ABSENT
AB2748

Helps those affected by environmental disasters
(voted yes on a later version of the bill)

ABSENT
AB3214

Increases Penalties for Oil Spills

ABSENT
SB7

Improves water conservation
(voted yes on a later version of the bill)

ABSENT
SB32

Sets climate pollution reduction target for 2030
(voted yes on a later version of the bill)

ABSENT
SB64

Requires state agencies to identify ways to reduce air pollution

The description titles for each bill were taken from Courage Score. Read more about Mike Gipson’s Courage Score.

Mike Gipson’s donations from

Police & Police-Related Groups

Company Total
Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs $5,000.00 View details
California Association of Highway Patrolmen $15,000.00 View details
California Correctional Peace Officers Association $27,000.00 View details
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association $1,000.00 View details
Corecivic (FKA Corrections Corp of America / CCA) $5,500.00 View details
LA County Probation Officers Union $1,500.00 View details
Long Beach Police Officers Association $18,400.00 View details
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association $8,500.00 View details
Los Angeles Police Protective League $30,100.00 View details
Los Angeles School Police Management Association $8,000.00 View details
National Peace Officers & Fire Fighters Benefit Association $4,000.00 View details
Peace Officers Research Association of California $24,000.00 View details
TOTAL $148,000.00

All contribution data from FollowTheMoney.org.

Mike Gipson’s

Criminal Justice Voting Record

ABSENT
AB42

Allows for more discretion in setting bail amounts

ABSENT
SB395

Allows minors to consult lawyers during all interrogations

ABSENT
SB443

Ensures due process before law enforcement seizes personal property
(voted yes on a later version of the bill)

ABSENT
SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings
(voted yes on a later version of the bill)

ABSENT
SB1393

Restores the court’s ability to decrease sentence enhancements for prior convictions

The description titles for each bill were taken from Courage Score. Read more about Mike Gipson’s Courage Score.

Mike Gipson’s

Gifts Records

According to the LA Times March 2019 article, "The lawmakers who received the most gifts in the two houses were state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who accepted $59,000 in travel, meals and other gifts, and Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D-Carson), whose tally was $41,400."

Gifts to our state politicians are notoriously challenging to track. The website to search is unwieldy. However, every year elected officials have to submit a Form 700 to track all of the gifts that they received. These documents are hard to search and saved as PDFs, so we went through and pulled out this data into an easier-to-read format.

View the original Form 700 data.

Date Organization Value Description
Dec 12, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019 California Independent Petroleum Association $894.40 Made a speech/participated in a panel,
Dec 4, 2019 – Dec 6, 2019 California Issues Forum $818.00 Made a speech/participated in a panel, San Diego, CA
Nov 17, 2019 – Nov 22, 2019 Independent Voter Project $3,789.50 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Maui, Hawaii
Oct 28, 2019 Townsend Calkin Tapio $100.00 Basketball ticket
Oct 13, 2019 – Oct 18, 2019 Sichaun Foreign Affairs Office $1,142.00 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Chengdu, China
Oct 12, 2019 California State Friendship Committee $586.99 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Chengdu, China
Sep 28, 2019 Equality California $165.00 Food/beverage
Sep 19, 2019 – Sep 20, 2019 California Foundation of the Environment & Economy $1,027.63 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 13, 2019 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $25.00 Food/beverage
Aug 20, 2019 Barona Band of Mission Indians $94.11 Food/beverage
Aug 13, 2019 California Democratic Party $46.25 Food/beverage
Aug 1, 2019 – Aug 2, 2019 Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians $224.16 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Alpine, CA
Jul 17, 2019 – Jul 19, 2019 Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee $1,480.00 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Napa, CA
Jun 25, 2019 California Democratic Party $46.66 Food/beverage
Jun 25, 2019 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $49.00 Food/beverage
May 31, 2019 California Democratic Party $47.55 Food/beverage
May 22, 2019 Paramount Pictures $68.58 Movie screening
May 14, 2019 California Business Roundtable $90.90 Food/beverage
Apr 29, 2019 California Faculty Association $98.66 Food/beverage
Mar 28, 2019 – Mar 29, 2019 Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians $360.94 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Alpine, CA
Mar 20, 2019 California Issues Forum $15.24 Food/beverage
Mar 7, 2019 – Mar 8, 2019 California Issues Forum $538.45 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Los Angeles, CA
Mar 7, 2019 Smart Justice CA, A Project of Tides Advocacy $78.50 Welcome gift-mug & total
Mar 6, 2019 California Issues Forum $18.64 Food/beverage
Mar 5, 2019 California Democratic Party $40.04 Food/beverage
Feb 26, 2019 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians $75.95 Food/beverage
Feb 7, 2019 – Feb 9, 2019 Smart Justice California, Tides Advocacy/Foundation $1,201.34 Made a speech/participated in a panel, La Quinta, CA
Feb 6, 2019 California Issues Forum $16.99 Food/beverage
Jan 28, 2019 California Issues Forum $168.00 Food/beverage
Jan 27, 2019 California Issues Forum $194.00 Food/beverage
Jan 15, 2019 California Democratic Party $84.20 Food/beverage
Jan 7, 2019 California Labor Federation $57.06 Food/beverage
Jan 7, 2019 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $75.62 Messenger Bag
Jan 7, 2019 The State Building and Constrution Trades Counsil $57.06 Food/beverage
Dec 2, 2018 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $79.28 Welcome Reception
Nov 8, 2018 CA Democratic Party $61.12 Lunch
Nov 7, 2018 CA Democratic Party $87.27 Dinner
Nov 4, 2018 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $49.40 Meal
Aug 29, 2018 CA Issues Forum $17.07 Lunch
Aug 29, 2018 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $9.50 Meal
Aug 29, 2018 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $23.60 Meal
Aug 22, 2018 CA Issues Forum $15.07 Lunch
Aug 14, 2018 CA Democratic Party $52.77 Lunch
Aug 1, 2018 Mental Health America $70.00 Plaque
Jul 31, 2018 National Conference of State Legislatures $136.24 Dinner
Jul 20, 2018 AUXITEC $50.00 Lunch at Parador de Segovia (Segovia)
Jul 18, 2018 INDRA $50.00 Lunch at Samarkanda (Madrid)
Jun 11, 2018 CA Issues Forum $16.75 Lunch
May 31, 2018 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $8.87 Meal - session deadline
May 29, 2018 CA Issues Forum $15.28 Lunch
May 8, 2018 CA Democratic Party $34.71 Lunch
May 7, 2018 CA Legislative Black Caucus Policy Institute $59.29 Reception
Apr 23, 2018 CA Issues Forum $12.69 Lunch
Apr 18, 2018 CA Issues Forum $15.46 Lunch
Apr 11, 2018 Capitol Casino $66.31 Gaming Demonstration/Dinner
Apr 10, 2018 CA Association of Collectors $50.00 Dinner
Apr 10, 2018 MillerCoors LLC $64.83 Reception
Apr 10, 2018 University of Phoenix $147.28 Bowtie/engraved plate
Mar 20, 2018 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $2.77 Food Bank Lunch
Mar 3, 2018 CA Democratic Party $113.70 Dinner
Mar 3, 2018 Pechanga Resort Expansion $454.00 tour/dinner/concert
Feb 27, 2018 CA Democratic Party $65.17 Lunch
Feb 27, 2018 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $14.43 Personalized mug
Feb 12, 2018 CA Issues Forum $16.36 Lunch
Jan 22, 2018 CA Issues Forum $16.64 Lunch
Jan 22, 2018 CA Issues Forum $125.00 Dinner
Jan 9, 2018 CA Democratic Party $36.39 Lunch
Jan 3, 2018 Rendon for Assembly 2018 $19.97 Framed photo
Dec 15, 2017 – Dec 16, 2017 CIPA Oil Symposium $814.26 The Resolrt @ Pelican Hill, Newport Beach
Dec 11, 2017 – Dec 12, 2017 CA Issues Forum $1,105.00 The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA
Dec 4, 2017 CA State Assembly $69.96 Reception
Nov 17, 2017 San Diego Public Utilities Dept $127.15 Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
Nov 16, 2017 – Nov 17, 2017 CA Foundation on Environment and Economy $464.75 Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
Nov 2, 2017 – Nov 3, 2017 CA Issues Forum $735.35 Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
Oct 21, 2017 CLBC Foundation $210.00 Spa services
Oct 19, 2017 – Oct 22, 2017 CLBC Foundation $2,459.00 The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, CA
Oct 6, 2017 – Oct 18, 2017 CA Foundation on Environment and Economy $12,416.00 UK, Finland, Ireland
Sep 13, 2017 CA Issues Forum $16.00 Lunch
Sep 6, 2017 CA Democratic Party $65.00 Lunch
Sep 1, 2017 National Action Network $175.00 award plaque
Aug 28, 2017 CA Issues Forum $93.00 Dinner
Aug 17, 2017 University of Phoenix $159.00 Dinner & parking
Jul 12, 2017 CA Issues Forum $15.50 Lunch
Jul 12, 2017 – Jul 14, 2017 Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee $548.54 The Westin Verasa Napa, CA
Jun 29, 2017 Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians $410.22 Dinner, transportation and lodging
Jun 28, 2017 CA State University $144.00 Parking pass
Jun 22, 2017 CA Issues Forum $25.00 Lunch
Jun 10, 2017 CIPA Oil Symposium $268.70 Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA
Jun 6, 2017 Democratic Caucus $75.75 Lunch
May 19, 2017 CA Democratic Party $50.16 Reception
May 17, 2017 DC Delegation Dinner, Member & Staff $52.84 Dinner
May 9, 2017 CA Cable & Telecommunications Assn $61.90 Food/beverage
Apr 13, 2017 Signa Pi Phi Fraternity LA 84 Foundation $65.00 glass paper weight, medals
Mar 22, 2017 California Issues Forum $9.50 Lunch
Mar 11, 2017 Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Fundraising Gala $60.00 Dinner
Feb 15, 2017 CA Democratic Party $106.77 Dinner
Feb 15, 2017 California Black Chamber of Commerce $150.00 award plaque
Feb 9, 2017 CA Issues Forum $431.00 Westin Versa, Napa, CA
Feb 2, 2017 – Feb 3, 2017 CA Foundation on Environment and Economy $600.21 Silverado Conference Ctr, Napa, CA
Feb 1, 2017 CA Democratic Party $10.99 Reception
Jan 31, 2017 CA Democratic Party $76.69 Food/beverage
Jan 30, 2017 CA Issues Forum $136.00 Dinner
Jan 30, 2017 Children's Institute $125.00 Ticket
Jan 12, 2017 Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians $23.02 Food/beverage
Jan 9, 2017 Southern CA Edison $56.08 Food/beverage
Dec 20, 2016 Alta Med $50.00 Tote, mug & lotion
Dec 16, 2016 Rendon for Assembly 2016 $76.91 Holiday party
Dec 10, 2016 CA Issues Forum $720.00 Rooms, meals, transportation, Napa, CA
Dec 8, 2016 – Dec 9, 2016 CA Independent Petroleum Assn $762.69 Rooms, meals, transportation, Newport Beach, CA
Nov 30, 2016 – Dec 3, 2016 The Council of State Governments West $2,513.73 Rooms, meals, transportation & materials cost, Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 15, 2016 CA Correctional Peace Officers Assn $286.20 Dinner
Nov 15, 2016 CA Manufactures & Technology Assn $106.12 Dinner
Nov 15, 2016 CalChamber $106.12 Dinner
Nov 15, 2016 Western States Petroleum Assn $103.60 Dinner
Nov 14, 2016 CA Cable & Telecommunications Assn $38.64 Dinner
Nov 13, 2016 – Nov 18, 2016 Independent Voter Project $3,757.61 Rooms, meals, transportation & materials cost, Maui, HI
Nov 10, 2016 CA Dem Party $33.42 Lunch
Nov 9, 2016 CA Dem Party $127.33 Dinner
Oct 22, 2016 Mckinley + Pillows $408.00 spa appointments
Oct 21, 2016 – Oct 23, 2016 CA Legislative Black Caucus Policy Institute $2,196.90 Room, meals & material costs, Pebble Beach, CA
Oct 16, 2016 Armenia National Council $500.00 Dinner tickets - paid down amount of gifts to the limit
Oct 13, 2016 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center $79.59 Reception
Oct 3, 2016 West Basin Municipal Water District $141.74 Breakfast & plaque
Sep 17, 2016 Equality California $150.00 Dinner
Aug 22, 2016 CA Issues Forum $14.38 Breakfast & plaque
Aug 22, 2016 CA Issues Forum $95.00 Dinner
Aug 17, 2016 Rendon for Assembly 2016 $41.36 Outgoing Members Breakfast
Jun 23, 2016 Chumash Casino & Resort Hotel $185.00 Room, tax & 2 concert tickets
Jun 13, 2016 CA Cable & Telecommunications Assn $9.66 Snacks
Jun 11, 2016 The Council of State Governments West $348.56 Rooms & meals, Napa CA
Jun 8, 2016 CA Issues Forum $13.00 Lunch
May 19, 2016 – May 20, 2016 Forest Foundation $297.00 Room & meals, Mt. shasta, CA
May 18, 2016 CA Issues Forum $9.40 Lunch
May 17, 2016 CA Democratic Party $70.41 Lunch
Apr 29, 2016 Western States Petroleum Assn $25.00 Lunch
Apr 27, 2016 League of CA Cities $130.74 Dinner
Apr 8, 2016 Silverlining of Hope Crusade $75.00 Dinner
Mar 29, 2016 CA Cattlemen's Association $297.00 Dinner
Mar 26, 2016 Toberman $100.00 Gala Ticket
Mar 16, 2016 CA Issues Forum $8.25 Lunch
Mar 16, 2016 CA Issues Forum $8.25 Lunch
Mar 12, 2016 Toberman Southern Leadership Luncheon $100.00 Lunch
Mar 11, 2016 ALTA Med Premier Sin Varquenza $10.00 Wine glass
Feb 20, 2016 CCHR International Event $650.00 Ticket- paid down amount of gifts to the limit
Feb 17, 2016 Atkins for Senate 2016 $50.70 Choclate & hat
Feb 9, 2016 CA Democratic Party $7.94 Reception
Feb 9, 2016 CA Democratic Party $8.72 Breakfast
Feb 9, 2016 CA Democratic Party $36.36 Lunch
Feb 9, 2016 CA Democratic Party $111.16 Dinner
Feb 1, 2016 CA Building Industry Assn $28.00 Reception
Jan 23, 2016 LA County Federation and Celebration $120.00 Breakfast
Jan 14, 2016 CA Building Industry Assn $6.22 Appetizer/beverage
Jul 9, 1905 Repossess Auto Sales $10,001-100,000 Salary
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office $6,353.27 Made a speech/participated in a panel, Taipei City, Taiwan
TOTAL $69,615.96 – $159,614.96

Mike Gipson’s

Corporate Donors

Company Total
7-Eleven $4,000.00 View details
Altria $8,600.00 View details
Anheuser-Busch Companies $31,900.00 View details
Bicycle Hotel & Casino $21,600.00 View details
Blackstone Gaming, LLC $9,400.00 View details
California Beer & Beverage Distributors $28,600.00 View details
Celebrity Casinos Inc $23,000.00 View details
Clorox Co $3,000.00 View details
Coca-Cola $6,000.00 View details
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. $2,000.00 View details
Communities for California Cardrooms $21,900.00 View details
CVS Caremark $10,400.00 View details
Diageo $4,500.00 View details
E & J Gallo $2,500.00 View details
Facebook.com $10,900.00 View details
Ford Motor Co $2,500.00 View details
Hawaiian Gardens Casino $13,000.00 View details
Juul Labs $4,700.00 View details
Lucky Chances Inc $14,900.00 View details
McDonalds Operators $12,000.00 View details
MillerCoors $7,000.00 View details
Monsanto $3,000.00 View details
Morongo Casino Resort Spa $14,500.00 View details
Normandie Club Political Account $7,750.00 View details
PepsiCo $14,758.00 View details
Philip Morris USA $8,600.00 View details
Phillip Morris USA Inc & Its Affiliates $4,700.00 View details
Reynolds American $13,100.00 View details
Southern Wine & Spirits $21,900.00 View details
The Commerce Hotel - Casino $20,880.00 View details
Walgreen Co $13,500.00 View details
Wine Institute of California $8,819.00 View details
TOTAL $373,907.00

All contribution data from FollowTheMoney.org.

Mike Gipson’s voting record on

Corporate Responsibility & Economic Justice

ABSENT
AB67

Fair pay for workers on Thanksgiving
(voted yes during a later vote on the bill)

ABSENT
AB2500

Protects consumers from predatory lenders by capping interest rates

ABSENT
AB2667

Bans forced arbitration on consumer & employee contracts

ABSENT
AB3080

Prohibits employers from requiring workers to sign forced arbitration agreements

ABSENT
SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

ABSENT
SB308

Allows debtors to become self-sufficient after bankruptcy
(voted yes during a later vote on the bill)

The description titles for each bill were taken from Courage Score. Read more about Mike Gipson’s Courage Score.

Mike Gipson’s Report Card

How have other organizations rated Gipson’s Record?

72
Lifetime Score
53
2015 Score
71
2017 Score
67
2018 Score
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