Meet John Rebholz
Beaufort County is a Gem and has all the resources to do so much better. There is no good reason our County cannot grow good paying jobs, retain our young adults, and grow our tax base.
To accomplish this we need Commissioners willing to work hard, have a vision, and dedication to all the people of Beaufort County.
I am that type of person and I will work to solve the issues that prevent us from being better.
I believe that we can work together as a team and expand existing businesses and attract new industry. But this takes Leadership and I believe I bring that to the Board of Commissioners.
Discover John Rebholz: a dedicated visionary championing community growth, workforce development, and sustainable housing solutions.
I have been drawn to the many needs of Beaufort County.
As a result, I am involved with several organizations that are trying to make a difference in the lives of the residences of the area. These include being the Board President of Ruth’s House and serving on the Boards of Inner Banks Legal Services and the Beaufort County Community College Foundation.
In the past I served as Treasurer of Open Door Community Center. I am an Elder at First Presbyterian Church and have served on several of their Commissions.
For seven years I served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of Cypress Landing HOA, three years as their President.
I grew up in Michigan. Following college I married my best friend, Shelly, and started working at Montgomery Wards in retail. I served in the US Army Reserve as a medic. I spent 31 years at Ford Motor Company in Sales and Marketing. In these positions I managed large and small organizations, dealt with $150 million budgets and built business plans. Eventually that career brought me to eastern North Carolina in 2001 where I retired from the corporate world in 2004.
Following retirement, I started a small business consulting firm where I assisted both new and experienced companies with profitability, sales and customer service.
All of my experiences have built my core values:
Finding ways to work together to achieve the organizations goals.
Fiscally conservative. In public service it is not our money. In private service, set priorities and don’t be tempted by unfounded ideas or whims.
Ask probing questions and verify answers.
If you are going to get involved give your all.
And, Love your family and God first.
I truly believe we all must answer the question “Why am I here?” For Christians, the answer should be easy; we are here to share God’s word and honor Him.
For elected officials, it must also be about doing what is in the best interest of our county, state and Country.
I believe government has a limited role in providing services and regulations that a citizen cannot provide for themselves. I also believe we can and must do a better job of providing those services without raising taxes.
We need to focus on those things that will really make a difference in the lives of County residents.