RCRC Immediate Past Chair
Supervisor Rex Bohn was raised in Eureka from the age of 5, graduating from St. Bernard’s High School in 2013 (long story, ask him!), and College of the Redwoods in 1975. After his father passed away, Supervisor Bohn (at the young age of 19) ran the family store for his mother until it was sold in 1974.
Following the sale of the family business, Supervisor Bohn decided to take a job with A Levy & J. Zentner Company as a long haul truck driver and as a salesman. He worked for A Levy & J. Zentner for five years before purchasing a local business on fourth Street in Eureka…. a local bar and restaurant which he devoted the next 5 years of his career.
After the birth of his son Trevor, Supervisor Bohn accepted a position with Larry & Mike Renner at L&M Renner, Inc. His duties included oversight of all of L&M Renner trucks and commercial accounts for over 20 years.
In 2005, Supervisor Bohn decided to pursue a new and exciting career opportunity and took a position with Evergreen Pulp. His first position with Evergreen Pulp was as a raw material Procurement Manager. He was then promoted to Vice President prior to the Company suffering from the downturn in the economy and closing. Following his employment with Evergreen Pulp, Supervisor Bohn took a job with O&M Industries, while starting the process of planning for a career in politics. Next, he accepted a position with Fox Farm Soils, and it was during this time that he announced his candidacy for the First District Supervisor.
Supervisor Bohn won the election in the primary of June 2012. He was then appointed by the Governor Jerry Brown in July 2012 to fill the seat of former Supervisor Jimmy Smith who retired early because of ongoing health issues. Supervisor Bohn is currently seeking his second term for the 2nd District.
Supervisor Bohn has always found time in his busy schedule to balance career with community. His accomplishments are well known throughout the community, from his leadership in Special Olympics, to the Founding President of the Cutten Ridgewood School Foundation. He is the President and Founding Board Member of the Redwood Field Committee Inc., otherwise known as the Redwood Field Complex or the “Bohn Yard,” and has been instrumental in raising over 8 million dollars for non-profits and schools through his involvement in auctions and fundraising.
Most importantly, it should be known that Supervisor Bohn’s number one passion is in community service and its youth. He has coached more than forty different athletic teams in basketball, baseball and soccer over the last 40 years. He realizes that whether it is athletic, performing arts, 4-H or FFA kids involved in activities outside their normal school schedule, they are better prepared for the challenges they will face in the future. Supervisor Bohn has been named “Citizen of the Year,” “Volunteer of the Year,” and “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by local organizations. He has been a loud voice for his District and County and looks forward to his role in RCRC.