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 and exploring options to create safer transportation connections for bicyclists, people and cars in Silverdale. Additionally, Commissioner Wolfe is working with various public and private community partners in the Central Kitsap area to move forward much needed community facilities such as a new community theater, library, hospital, veteran's clinic, Sheriff Precinct and schools. As a Silverdale Chamber of Commerce member, the Commissioner is working with the County's volunteer advisory board, the Central Kitsap Community Council, a local artist and Chamber on creating a unique Silverdale community brand that will create a sense of community in the County's largest retail and soon to be medical center.
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.