Tom Bloom is a member of the Monongalia County Commission, elected to his position in November 2012.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA, where he attended Lower Merion High School. In 1971, he attended WVU where he received his BSSED and MA in Counseling. He has been a resident of Monongalia County all of his adult life. He was elected to the Morgantown City Council in 1987 and served for 14 years.
He was the Director of Guidance at University High School for 32 years and then spent two years at Morgantown High School. While at University High School, he coached the boys and girls tennis team for 22 years. He spent 32 years as the UHS Student Council Advisor and was involved in both MCAFT and MEA teacher associations.
During his tenure at UHS, he co-founded the Monongalia County Youth Services Center and developed the nationally acclaimed Morgantown Area Youth Services Project. In 2014, Commissioner Bloom and Roark Sizemore, a Morgantown High School senior, started the Pantry Plus More Program. There are currently eight schools who participate in Monongalia County with the hopes of more. The Pantry Plus More program received national attention during the WV teacher walk out and most recently became the recipient of the National Association of Counties 2018 Achievement Award in the Category of Children and Youth.