Commissioner Edward Wolfe, representing Central Kitsap, was elected to the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in November 2014. He was re-elected, unopposed, in 2018 for a second four-year term. Currently, he chairs the Board of County Commissioners and Kitsap Transit Board. He previously chaired the Kitsap Public Health Board, Housing Kitsap Board, Kitsap Emergency Management Council and Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council.
Prior to serving as County Commissioner, he was a Kitsap attorney for 20 years, founding the litigation firm 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 the George Mason University School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.
Community service has long been a part of Commissioner Wolfe's career in Kitsap County. He has been a Bremerton Rotarian for 20 years and board member of the Bremerton Boys & Girls Club and Olympic College Foundation and is past president of the Puget Sound Naval Bases Association and Bremerton Chamber of Commerce.
Commissioner Wolfe believes in responsive government. "Citizens should have a voice in local government services and programs as well as the ability to reach their local leaders with questions and concerns about their community." He is fiscally conservative when it comes to the County's $428 million budget and advocates for not overreaching government spending
Commissioner Wolfe and his wife were recently and proudly 'promoted' to grandparents and enjoy snowshoeing, kayaking, hiking county trails, and backpacking throughout the Olympic Mountains.