Richard Hershel Bloom
Born: June 22, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Married: Robbie Black
Chidlren: Zac and Emmett
1999-2012: Member, Santa Monica City Council
2002-2004: Mayor, City of Santa Monica
2006-2007: Mayor, City of Santa Monica
2009-2012: Member, California Coastal Commission
2022: Early Primary Candidate for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Withdrew)
2023-Present: Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court
- CLOSE CONTEST: Bloom narrowly won a spot in the 2012 General election when he defeated Bradley Torgan by 720 votes (1.2%) and Torie Osborn by 792 votes (1.3%).
- LEGISLATION: Author of AB 1222 (Chapt. 527, Stats of 2013), known as the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which reduced pension benefits for newly-hired state employees (as well as employees of local government agencies participating in CalPERS).