L.A. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl is Retiring. Assemblyman Richard Bloom Announces Run.

Assembly Member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has announced his candidacy for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He’s vying to replace Sheila Kuehl, who confirmed last week she is not seeking a third term.

“I am running for L.A. County supervisor because I want to build on Supervisor Kuehl’s progressive legacy and tackle the many critical issues that we face,” Bloom said in a statement. “I will fight for humane solutions to our housing and homelessness crisis. Along with investment in affordable housing, that will mean doubling down on improving our public health, mental health and justice systems.”

Bloom sat on the Santa Monica City Council for over a decade, serving as mayor three times and mayor pro tempore twice before being elected to the Assembly in 2012. He has also served on the California Coastal Commission, the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, Westside Cities Council, and the California Coastal Commission.