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Richard Bloom


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-2012 Democratic AD-50 93445 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-50 78093 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-50 158967 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic AD-50 167428 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic AD-50 166503 Win

Candidate Biography:

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).