Bohn wants the seat now held by Jimmy Smith on the Board of Supervisors.
Here’s the raw press release from Bohn:
REX BOHN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR FIRST DISTRICT SUPERVISOR Eureka, CA, June 3, 2011– Rex Bohn, well-known community leader, youth advocate and founder of Redwood Fields Ballpark in Cutten has announced his intention to focus his energy and dedication to seeking the First District Supervisorial seat in 2012. A formal campaign announcement will take place on July 7th at Redwood Fields from 12-1 p.m. The public is invited. Rex is a lifelong resident of Humboldt County . 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. “To make a community better, you must be involved,” said Rex, who has been serving the community since 1977 when he chaired the Humboldt/Del Norte Special Olympics. He has worked for 40 years in Humboldt County as a small business owner and in management positions with local employers. Rex has what it takes to help build and sustain Humboldt County’s economic future and looks forward to focusing his efforts to create positive solutions for Humboldt County families. Rex is well-known as the driving force behind the Redwood Fields Ballpark. This recreational facility continues to host over 450 baseball, football, basketball, bocce ball and soccer games each year. His fundraising efforts as volunteer Auctioneer on behalf of hundreds of local non-profits are unparalleled; having raised more than $7 million…and counting. “Rex is, without a doubt, one of the most dedicated, involved people in Humboldt County,” said Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass. Rex has served on the Board of Directors for many local organizations; notably 10 years on the Redwood Acres Fair Board of Directors, and three years on the Board of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce. He has also received numerous awards and honors for his service to the youth of our county. Accolades such as the St. Bernards High School Hall of Fame; Boys & Girls Club Youth Mentor of the Year; PTA Honorary service Award; The Women in Timber Lifetime Member; and Congressional Volunteer Service Award, exemplify how Rex’s leadership transcends from local to state levels. Rex Bohn is committed to bringing his life-long passion for community activism to Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors in 2012. Rex is the change our county needs, and the driving force to make it happen.