Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Locally: The Times-Standard endorses Rex Bohn

Above, a look the campaign finances reported by candidates for Humboldt County supervisor between Jan. 19 and Feb. 15. Note: The report due Friday from 2nd District candidate Rick French was not available at the Humboldt County Office of Elections.(Graphic by Sonia Waraich, the Times-Standard)

Incumbents top spending in Humboldt County supervisors’ races By Sonia Waraich/Times-Standard 2/23/2020

The Times-Standard endorses Rex Bohn for 1st District supervisor - THE TIMES-STANDARD

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....

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....

The Times-Standard endorses Rex Bohn.