Bohn kicks off campaign for Supervisor
Community activist Rex Bohn kicked off his campaign for 1st district Humboldt County Supervisor at Redwood Fields Ballpark in Cutten Thursday. The event was “well attended” according to KMUD news correspondent Daniel Mintz.
“I’m not afraid to make decisions, and I’ll live with the decisions I’ve made,” Bohn told Mintz. “We’re going to have jobs and provide things for people.” Bohn said “green jobs [are] the fastest growing sector, we need to take advantage of that.”
It’s not clear how such green talk meshes with environmentally unfriendly ideas Rex supports, such as the mega retail Marina Center project, or the 2004 quest for a Liquid Natural Gas terminal on Humboldt Bay.
Rex at a glance:
- Former board member of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and Redwood Acres Fair.
- Volunteer auctioneer for charity events.
- Opposes marijuana dispensaries for Eureka and is “ashamed” the city would even talk about it.
- Lost a highly contentions bid for Eureka City Council against Chris Kerrigan in 2004.
- Supported the so-called Citizens for a Better Eureka lawsuit that challenged Coastal Commission jurisdiction over the Balloon Track. The case was tossed out of court — twice.
The 1st District seat is currently held by Supervisor Jimmy Smith, who says he will not run for re-election.