Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom is running for the State Assembly in order to restore California to a national place of leadership in innovation, education, job creation, environmentalism and social justice.
Bloom has dedicated his life to family and community while compiling a profound record of accomplishment and advocacy. An acclaimed civic leader, Bloom has also operated his own business as a family law attorney for over 30 years. Bloom is skilled at creating a dialogue between fractious parties and achieving consensus agreements, he has served as a Family Law Settlement Officer and a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
A determined, idealistic and practical Councilmember and Mayor of Santa Monica, he has effectively promoted the economic vitality of the City, helping to guide and sustain Santa Monica even in current times of national and worldwide downturn, and has protected the health of children and the elderly, providing affordable housing and restoring the environment to the benefit of all. For over a decade, Bloom has successfully championed the cause of excellence in our public schools. As a California Coastal Commissioner, Chair of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, Chair of the Westside Cities Council of Governments, and board member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Bloom has represented every corner of the Assembly district by protecting our irreplaceable environment, helping to find agreement on regional transportation projects and providing leadership on a range of other important issues.
For more information about Mayor Bloom stands on the issues facing California and the 50th Assembly District, visit the Issues page.