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}}{{tnr}} '''John Bloom''' {{2013is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|District 95]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''John Bloom''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|District 95]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/Official%20List%20of%2011_5_13%20House%20of%20Delegates%20Candidates%20by%20District.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "2013 Official Candidates List for House of Delegates by District," Accessed July 11, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Bloom earned his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University before earning his Master of Science in Environmental Technology from the New York Institute of Technology.
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Bloom previously lived in New York, and ran for the [[New York State Assembly]] as a [[Conservative Party]] candidate and a Right To Life Party candidate in the 1990s.<ref>[http://vapolitics.us/2013/06/john-bloom-gets-republican-nod-for-95th-district/ ''Virginia Politics On Demand'', "John Bloom Gets Republican Nod for 95th District," June 8, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Transportation bill proposal===
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Bloom offered an alternative proposal to the contentious [[Virginia]] transportation bill that became law in 2013. Bloom proposed getting rid of the hybrid vehicle tax and the sales tax increase, and keeping the retail tax on gasoline only to capture revenue from out-of-state travelers. Virginia residents would receive a tax rebate for their gasoline purchases, but they would pay an annual tax based on miles driven and the weight of their vehicle. Bloom's plan would have also provided tax credits for companies that give their employees public transit passes and credits. His plan would also tax those with out-of-state identification extra at tourist attractions within the state. For long-term projects, the legislature and governor would have to approve them independently and find separate revenue streams for those projects.
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Bloom claimed that this proposal was the only transportation bill alternative offered by candidates for the House of Delegates.<ref>[http://articles.dailypress.com/2013-07-05/news/dp-nws-shadplank-notebook-0706-20130705_1_gas-tax-transportation-funding-plan-tax-rebate ''Daily Press'', "Bloom offers alternative to transportation funding plan," July 5, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Bloom is running for election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 95. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Bloom ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 95. He was defeated by incumbent [[Mamye BaCote]] (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 95 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = Mamye BaCote
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=
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|votes1 = 12803
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|candidate2 = John Bloom
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 3897
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|votes3=39
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://articles.dailypress.com/2013-07-05/news/dp-nws-shadplank-notebook-0706-20130705_1_gas-tax-transportation-funding-plan-tax-rebate ''Daily Press'', "Bloom offers alternative to transportation funding plan," July 5, 2013]
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* [http://articles.dailypress.com/2013-06-14/news/dp-nws-election-gop-challenge-bacote-20130614_1_lieutenant-governor-libertarian-gop-challenger ''Daily Press'', "BaCote to face GOP challenger in November," June 14, 2013]
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* [http://vapolitics.us/2013/06/john-bloom-gets-republican-nod-for-95th-district/ ''Virginia Politics On Demand'', "John Bloom Gets Republican Nod for 95th District," June 8, 2013]
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''John + Bloom + Virginia + House'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=John+Bloom+Virginia+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=John Bloom News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/144856/john-bloom#.UkHKnT_9Uv8 ''Project Vote Smart'' profile]
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*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/223060 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' profile]
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*[http://naps.capwiz.com/election/candidate/id/226981 ''CapWiz'' profile page]
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*[http://vote-va.org/intro.aspx?state=va&id=vabloomjohnb Vote VA profile]
  
 
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John Bloom
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 95
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Master'sNew York Institute of Technology
Personal
ProfessionNuclear engineer
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John Bloom was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 95 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

Bloom earned his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University before earning his Master of Science in Environmental Technology from the New York Institute of Technology.

Bloom previously lived in New York, and ran for the New York State Assembly as a Conservative Party candidate and a Right To Life Party candidate in the 1990s.[2]

Issues

Transportation bill proposal

Bloom offered an alternative proposal to the contentious Virginia transportation bill that became law in 2013. Bloom proposed getting rid of the hybrid vehicle tax and the sales tax increase, and keeping the retail tax on gasoline only to capture revenue from out-of-state travelers. Virginia residents would receive a tax rebate for their gasoline purchases, but they would pay an annual tax based on miles driven and the weight of their vehicle. Bloom's plan would have also provided tax credits for companies that give their employees public transit passes and credits. His plan would also tax those with out-of-state identification extra at tourist attractions within the state. For long-term projects, the legislature and governor would have to approve them independently and find separate revenue streams for those projects.

Bloom claimed that this proposal was the only transportation bill alternative offered by candidates for the House of Delegates.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Bloom ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 95. He was defeated by incumbent Mamye BaCote (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 95 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMamye BaCote Incumbent 76.5% 12,803
     Republican John Bloom 23.3% 3,897
     Other Write-in 0.2% 39
Total Votes 16,739

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