Commissioner Edward Wolfe, representing Central Kitsap, joined the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in November 2014. As Commissioner, he is chair of the Kitsap Public Health Board and Housing Kitsap Board, and past chair of the board of Kitsap Transit. Commissioner Wolfe is leading the effort to develop the Central Kitsap Community Campus in Silverdale, creating a civic, recreational and cultural gathering place for community residents of all ages.
Prior to his election he was a well-known local attorney, founding Wolfe Law Offices in 1997. He is a past president of the Kitsap County Bar Association and a former judge pro-tem in county municipal and district courts.
Raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Commissioner Wolfe is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and West Virginia University, and completed the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Management Program. He served in the U.S. Army and in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs with the rank of Ambassador.
Community service is important to the Commissioner and during his busy law career, he served as a board member of the Bremerton Boys & Girls Club, Bremerton Rotary, Kitsap County Historical Society, Olympic College Foundation and Admiral Theater. He is also past president of the Puget Sound Naval Bases Association and Bremerton Chamber of Commerce.
Commissioner Wolfe and his wife frequently enjoy kayaking and sailing in Dyes Inlet and hiking in Kitsap and the Olympic Mountains.