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In Defense of Bohn



In regards to your editorial concerning the First District and Rex Bohn ("Sad days in the 1st District," April 11): "Actions speak louder than words." And no one's actions create more love and unity in this entire county than our First District Supervisor Rex Bohn.

We can go on and on about all of the things that Rex has voluntarily given his time and effort to for the benefit of our entire community. Hardly the actions of a racist or of an individual spreading hate or division.

Let me tell you my little story that truly exemplifies the character of Rex Bohn. Our son Christopher, who has Downs Syndrome and is now 22 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 3. During the three-and-a-half years of treatment, Rex Bohn made sure that Santa Claus was at our rural home every Christmas morning to personally give Christopher his gifts. This was truly a gift of love from a man who cares.

Rex isn't our supervisor but I know I speak for many others out of his district; he is who we turn to in time of need. We know he is genuinely concerned and will address the issues.

Perhaps one should spend a day with Rex and witness his actions first hand. You just might change your opinion of him. Just a warning, you will need to be up and on the road before the sun rises and won't be home until long after it sets. I suggest you bring a thermos full of strong coffee.

Claudia Lima, Arcata

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