Name: Mr. Bill Bloomfield
Place of residence: Manhattan Beach
Attended college: Yes
College: University of California, Berkeley
Year of graduation: N/A
University: Harvard University
Year of graduation: N/A
Job titles held: Upon completion of his schooling, Bloomfield took a job at Web Service Company, a family-owned operator of commercial laundry equipment. He assumed increasing levels of responsibility there, eventually becoming president and CEO. During his 33-year tenure at Web Service Company, Bloomfield led the firm to its national industry leadership ranking.
Bloomfield founded another business, an Internet-hosting company called Web.com, where he served as president from 1998 until 2005. Bloomfield is now chairman of a real estate firm and serves on the board of two other small companies.
Party affiliation: Independent
Running for: Federal office
Running for position: Running for election in Congressional District 33
Chamber/district: Congressional District 33
First elected: N/A
Previous elective offices: N/A
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A
909 N. Aviation Blvd., #9
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Bloomfield has dedicated time and money in support of an initiative that would create a non-partisan commission to draw California’s legislative districts. This initiative was passed by California voters in the November 2008 election.
He also invested in support of “Open Primaries,” which Californians passed in 2010, allowing all voters to vote in all primaries, regardless of party affiliation.
Another reform initiative Bloomfield is involved in that has qualified for this November’s ballot is the effort to limit the influence of special interests. This “Stop Special Interests” initiative will ban contractors from making contributions to elected officials who approve their contracts. It will also prohibit labor unions and corporations from making donations to candidates running for state office. And, it will prohibit unions and corporations from deducting political contributions from their members’ and employees’ paychecks without their permission.
Bloomfield is also listed as a co-founder of “No Labels,” an organization that encourages and backs politicians who put a priority on solving problems by seeking out and working with like-minded people, regardless of party affiliation.
Other areas of focus for Bloomfield include reforming No Child Left Behind, eliminating the national budget deficit, and ensuring that Medicare and Social Security remain solvent.