Richard Bloom

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Richard Bloom
Bloom Committee Picture.jpg
Bloom speaking before committee
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 50th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Ricardo Lara
Mayor of Santa Monica
In office
December 2010 – December 2012
Preceded by Terry O'Day
Succeeded by Gleam Davis
Member of the Santa Monica City Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1953-06-22) June 22, 1953 (age 61)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Robbie Black
Children Zac
Residence Santa Monica, California
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
Loyola Law School
Occupation Attorney, Politician
Religion Judaism

Richard Hershel Bloom (born June 22, 1953) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 50th district, encompassing West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and the surrounding area. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was mayor of Santa Monica and served in the Santa Monica City Council for 13 years.


On March 7 2014, Bloom introduced legislation to ban live performances and captive breeding of orcas. The legislation, if passed into law, would affect SeaWorld San Diego's "Shamu" performances.[1][2]


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