Richard Bloom is a Democratic candidate for California’s 50th State Assembly District. District 50 encompasses the area between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, along with a large section of Central Los Angeles.
Born in Philadelphia, Bloom grew up in Altadena and West Los Angeles. He attended the University of California Los Angeles and Berkeley and Loyola School of Law. He has a B.A. in Communication and Public Policy as well as a Juris Doctor degree.
After law school, he opened the Law Offices of Richard Bloom and, for nearly 30 years, practiced family law. Bloom has served as a volunteer Judge Pro Tem and mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Courts and on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section.
In 1999, Bloom was elected to the Santa Monica City Council. Over a span of 13 years he served as Santa Monica’s Mayor three times and Mayor Pro Tempore twice. In the Assembly, Bloom focuses on a broad range of priorities including fostering economic development and job creation, improving public school funding and outcomes, providing services for seniors and the disabled, ending homelessness, and protecting California’s environment.