Richard Bloom

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Richard Bloom
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California State Assembly District 50
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Mayor, Santa Monica, California
High schoolFairfax Senior High School (1971)
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley (1975)
J.D.Loyola Law School Los Angeles (1978)
Office website
Richard Bloom is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. [1] He currently serves as the Mayor of Santa Monica.


Bloom earned his Bachelor's degree in Communications and Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley in 1975 and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1978.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bloom served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
Higher Education
Fisheries and Aquaculture


Campaign themes


Bloom's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "The greatest challenge the Assembly defeated is putting California on a fair, responsible and sustainable fiscal path. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "My wife, Robbie, and I raised two children who attended our fine public schools. Like most parents, we are proud that Zac and Emmett attended great colleges and are now making their way in the world pursuing exciting careers."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "My record as a strong steward of California's environment is well known. Throughout my public career, I have led on issue after issue, making sure that we leave a better environment to our children and that we enact sustainable policies to protect our land and oceans well into the future."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Bloom won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 50. He advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Torie Osborn (D) and Bradly Torgan (R). Bloom defeated incumbent Betsy Butler (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bloom 50.5% 93,445
     Democratic Betsy Butler Incumbent 49.5% 91,740
Total Votes 185,185

California State Assembly, District 50 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bloom 25.6% 15,947
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetsy Butler Incumbent 25.8% 16,084
     Democratic Torie Osborn 24.3% 15,155
     Republican Bradly Torgan 24.4% 15,227
Total Votes 62,413

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ricardo Lara (D)
California State Assembly District 50
Succeeded by