Bad to the Bohn
A pillar of conservative Eureka society is one step away from finally landing a seat on the Eureka City Council, according to the Journal.
Rex Bohn made it to the top two picks of potential warm bodies to fill the seat left vacant by Frank Jager, who won the mayor’s seat in November. A selection committee has narrowed the field to Bohn and Melinda Ciarabellini, a retired captain from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
Bohn has long been considered the heir apparent by City Hall watchers who see the selection committee as a formality in the path to Bohn’s inevitable placement on the Council.
Bohn was backed by big money in his campaign for the 4th Ward Council seat in 2004, but lost to progressive candidate Chris Kerrigan.
Bohn is an outspoken supporter of the Marina Center project, and championed the recent lawsuit which challenged the California Coastal Commission’s jurisdiction over the Balloon Track property. The lawsuit was tossed but is being appealed to a higher court.