Rex Bohn for Humboldt County 1st District Supervisor in 2020
Rex Bohn, well-known community leader, youth advocate and founder of Redwood Fields recreation complex in Cutten has announced his intention to focus his energy and dedication to seeking re-election in the First District Supervisor seat in 2020. Read the announcement here ».
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1st District: Rex Bohn
Rex Bohn walks the walk, even if we condemn some of his talk. Political differences aside, he’s our county’s hardest working politician, and the 1st District’s best choice.
Rex Bohn knows the 1st District and its communities inside and out. His record as a two-term Humboldt County supervisor and as a board member and past chairman of the Rural County Representatives of California shows him to be a tireless champion for his county’s interests at the regional and state level.
Whether or not we agree with him 100% of the time, all of Humboldt County benefits from Rex Bohn’s experience, depth of knowledge and unmatched hustle. In the coming years, Humboldt County’s going to need all three.
Bohn’s challenger, Cliff Berkowitz, whose politics are more in line with this newspaper’s editorial board, has demonstrated he’s not ready for prime time.
We expected from Berkowitz a brief discussion of his opponent’s infamously overheard tamale joke, its bigoted overtones, and the incumbent’s inadequate first apologies — all of which we’ve previously discussed at length on this page and condemned.
We did not expect Berkowitz to cap his brief discussion with a Richard Pryor impersonation in a clumsy attempt to illustrate the egregiousness of his opponent’s offense.
In doing so, Berkowitz might not have expected a racial epithet to come out of his own mouth, either, as it was hurriedly followed by a request not to quote him.
“Off the record,” as we afterward explained as a gift to Mr. Berkowitz, is a mutually agreed condition between reporter and source. What we left unsaid at the time, out of shock, was that “off the record” is not the equivalent of a broadcast delay — and that casually dropping a racial epithet during an endorsement interview does not signal vast readiness for public office.
The Times-Standard endorses Rex Bohn.
About the First District
The 1st District is a large stretch of land along the Humboldt County coast that stretches from Humboldt Bay in the north and almost down to Shelter Cove at the southern end. The cities and towns located inside the 1st District include: Ferndale, Loleta, Petrolia and Honeydew.1st District Information
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About Rex Bohn
Rex, a lifelong resident of Humboldt County, has been serving the community since 1977 when he chaired the Humboldt/Del Norte Special Olympics. As a child, his parents owned The Park Grocery on Hodgson St. in Eureka, where he greeted customers and learned first-hand the value of customer service and the economics of running a business.More About Rex