Local Campaign Statements
Candidates for county offices or for special government agencies or districts usually file with a county registrar of voter's office, while candidates for municipal offices will file with a city clerk’s office.
You usually have to go to those offices to view the campaign statements in paper form.
What's Available Online
Some California cities or counties such as Berkeley, Contra Costa County, Richmond and San Francisco put online the campaign contribution and spending reports for candidates for city office, as well as for municipal ballot measures.
Berkeley has its campaign statements available at:
Search by name of a candidate to get a copy of the candidate's campaign statement in pdf format.
Note: when you visit this database it puts a cookie on your web browser that can interfere with your ability to see the San Francisco campaign database listed below (which uses the same website as the Berkeley one). After using the Berkeley database you may need to delete the cookie so you can view the San Francisco database.
Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County posts electronic copies of campaign statements for a variety of races including the county board of supervisors, local school districts and special districts. Those are on a special website:
The Oakland City Clerk's Office has an online database of campaign statements filed by candidates for city council, mayor, school board and other elected city offices, and committees for and against municipal ballot measures:
Richmond has electronic copies of campaign statements on its website at:
San Francisco has a searchable database of campaign statements and contributions to candidates at:
You can search by name of a candidate or donor.
For help using the San Francisco database see the Campaign Finance Database Frequently Asked Questions.
Note: when you visit this database it puts a cookie on your web browser that can interfere with your ability to see the Berkeley campaign database listed above (which uses the same website as the San Francisco one). After using the San Francisco database you may need to delete the cookie so you can view the Berkeley database.
The City of Los Angeles has a searchable database of campaign statements and donors.