Former resident pick as Congressman's aide
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In December, Idaho First District Congressman Raul Labrador named Jason Bohrer his chief of staff.
Bohrer is the son of Herb and Linda Bohrer from Springfield.
As chief of staff, Bohrer manages a little bit of everything.
“As chief of staff, I check to see how the Congressman’s legislative priorities are progressing,” Bohrer said. “I help to schedule hearings, line up co-sponsors and make sure votes are ready to go on bills that help advance the Congressman’s legislative priorities.
“Our office also provides constituent service,” he said. “If needed, the Congressman and his office interface between the constituent and any particular federal agency, such as the EPA or immigration.”
Bohrer grew up in Idaho and graduated from Aberdeen High School before earning his undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University and a law degree from George Mason University School of Law.
He began his career working for Harris Publishing in Idaho Falls before moving to Boise and serving as the state Republican Party’s communications director.
He then managed U.S. Senator Larry Craig’s Idaho Falls regional office before moving to Washington, D.C., where he served as legislative assistant for Senator Craig and legislative counsel for U.S. Senator Jim Risch before joining Labrador’s staff in 2011.
“I earned a law degree because I felt I could be more effective advocating for people if I knew more about the law,” said Bohrer.
Commenting on Bohrer’s appointment as chief of staff, Congressman Labrador said, “I’d like to thank John for his hard work during the past two years. His early leadership allowed my office to hit the ground running from day one. He has been an incredible asset to my office and to the people of Idaho.
“I am also excited to have Jason become my new chief of staff after successfully managing my legislative initiatives. His knowledge of Idaho and his understanding of the legislative process will ensure that we build upon the success of my first term for the people of Idaho.”