Bill Bloomfield, Independent Candidate for U.S. Representative District 33

Bloomfield is up against longtime incumbent Henry Waxman.

General Information

Name: Mr. Bill Bloomfield
Age: N/A
Place of residence: Manhattan Beach



Attended college: Yes
College: University of California, Berkeley 
Degree: N/A
Year of graduation: N/A

Grad school

University: Harvard University
Degree: MBA
Year of graduation: N/A

Employment Information

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.

Employers: N/A

Political Information

Party affiliation: Independent
Running for: Federal office 
Running for position: Running for election in Congressional District 33
Chamber/district: Congressional District 33
Incumbent: No
First elected: N/A
Previous elective offices: N/A
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A

Party HQ

909 N. Aviation Blvd., #9
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Campaign Manager

Name: N/A
Title: N/A


Website: http://bloomfieldforcongress.com
Twitter: @BBloomfield33
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloomfieldForCongress
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bloomfield4congress

Other facts

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.

Sources: Bloomfield for U.S. Congress, Ballotpedia.org

JBB September 01, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Can't say I'm familiar with Mr. Bloomfield, but I would vote for a ham sandwich over Mr. Waxman.
Max September 01, 2012 at 05:28 PM
There is an interesting article in the LA Times about Proposition 32, which Mr. Bloomfield endorses. "Proposition 32, on the November ballot, is nothing but an attack by Republicans and conservatives on unions and their members." August 19, 2012|Michael Hiltzik See: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/19/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120819
Arthur Christopher Schaper September 01, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Corporate money is having a diminished effect on our political discourse. Public sector union behemoth-hegemony, however, still reigns and pulls the reins in Sacramento. Prop 32 will protect employees and shareholders, who should make the first and final decisions as to where their money is donated.
Bruce Campbell September 01, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I guess Bloomfield figures if he uses those deep pockets to make smooth ads touting his independence, that it will propel him to the US Congress. Who is he fooling? He was a Bush campaign chair, he backed the Citizens Redistricting Commission since that was the best chance of the GOP not to have the Democratic-leaning Legislature draw the district lines (while hoping the commission would not sufficiently agree so that the GOP-dominated State Supreme Court would draw the lines), and now he has joined the billionaire / GOP chorus to further deprive workers of any power by pushing the looming Prop. 32. This fellow is a deep-pocketed GOP mouthpiece.
JBB September 03, 2012 at 03:04 PM
It's time that the unions were stopped from extorting money from their members. Any private citizen can support any cause they wish without the money being tied to their employment or paycheck. Corporations ARE people, for without the people that administer and operate them, they would not exist. Not a complicated concept. The public sector unions have bankrupted this state, even Gov. Brown sees this and is implementing pension reform. Unfortunately CA is so blindly liberal, this will never pass. This state is doomed.
jordan September 03, 2012 at 09:57 PM
The whole prop 32 debate could use a healthy dose of facts. Is it perfect? What reform ever is? That said, it does ban special interest donations -- both corporate and union. It bans the pernicious practice of "pay-to-play" -- making it illegal for those who compete for state contracts to tip the scales by making donations. To me, that sounds like a pretty good start.
Rosie September 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I definitely wouldn't say Prop 32 is an attack on union members. If anything, I would say that Prop 32 will help union members by allowing them to decide what politics their paychecks support! I would want that choice! How is it fair to take their money and use it for political measures they would not otherwise care to help with? For example, the teachers union killed a bill that would have made it easier to remove SEXUAL PREDATORS from the classroom! And whose money did they use? Teachers'! How many teachers do you think support THAT? Anderson Cooper did a CNN report on the matter...I'll leave the details to him. It's pretty sick. bit.ly/O9W9df
Mark September 04, 2012 at 05:24 AM
I absolutely agree. ZCorportae money is less intrusive and less harmful than the state union thugs and money suckers that have bled this state dry for decades. We have a debt to public employees that can conceivably never be paid. We never should have allowed the CTA and other unions to bleed the tax payers like this. Prop 32 is a good first start towards cleaning up Sacramento politics and cleaning up our brokenb budgets so that we ease the burden on our kids.
jordan September 04, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Left, right, or center can't we all agree that special interests on both sides are strangling our politics and making real reform impossible? Prop 32 gives us a step in the right direction by banning corporate and union donations to politicians and ending pay to play. With prop 32 we can hope to have the people's interest speak at least as loudly as the special interests.
Janae Price September 05, 2012 at 06:52 PM
It is refreshing to hear that Mr. Bloomfield is supporting Prop. 32, GOOD for him! Like many, he is investing in Prop. 32 as a means to give WORKING” people their voices back. Prop 32 will SILENCE special interests by getting their DIRTY $money$ out of OUR politics. Mr. Bloomfield is leading by example, others need to get on board. If we want our state back, here is our first and BEST shot at it".
Osahon Emmanuel September 06, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Prop 32 stops unions from AUTOMATICALLY deducting from their members' hard earned pay to fund campaigns and politicians they may not actually support. As it currently stands, it's extremely difficult to opt out of the automatic payment deduction as a union member. Union workers have the constitutional right to support or (more importantly) NOT support anything they choose. All Prop 32 would do is help them do that. Prop 32 would give union members their political voices back.
Jordan McCroskey September 07, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Proposition 32 is NOT an attack by Republicans on unions and their members. It is an attempt to rid Sacramento of the corruptions brought about by special interests. Sacramento displays immense corruption in its political system. Special interests wield almost exclusive power over political decisions due to their HUGE monetary contributions. They make contributions to politicians, and those politicians reciprocate the favor by enacting legislation favorable to their special interest donors. The corruption sickens me. Decisions should be based on what is best for ALL Californians, not based on the whims of those who write the biggest checks.

 We NEED proposition 32. It eliminates ALL special interest donations to Sacramento. So long as special interests keep BUYING political influence, California will never shine with its former radiance. Lets return power to the people, and restore the spirit of democracy in California.
Neil C. Reinhardt November 05, 2012 at 04:46 AM
So Bruce, You support a dishonest prolific lying racist con man who had, until he threw him under a bus, a close friend and Mentor named the Rev. Wright? A man who ODUMA, aside from attending his White and America Hating sermons for over 20 years, he met with hundreds of times in his home. You support a low life who has two Terrorist leaders (Dorn / Ayres) who are resposible for robbing our banks, bombing private firms, US buildings and military facilites like the Penatagon and West Point as well as Police Stations / Police Cars and who also killed Americans as CLOSE FRIENDS? In my view, any one who supports him is as totaly lacking in Morals, Ethics, Honor and Integrity as Oduma is !
Neil C. Reinhardt November 05, 2012 at 04:57 AM
And Bruce An IFY for you, I am a 77 year old Agnostic Atheist Activist and an Independent who has voted for both Dumocrats (before they became rabid ass far leftists) and Republicans.
Neil C. Reinhardt November 05, 2012 at 05:01 AM
And Bruce FYI, I am a 77 year old Agnostic Atheist Activist, a 101st Airbone Vet & Independent who has voted for both Dumocrats (before they became rabid ass far leftists) & Republicans.


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