Commissioner Edward Wolfe, representing Central Kitsap, joined the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in November 2014. He was re-elected in 2018, unopposed, for a second four-year term. As Commissioner, he has chaired the Kitsap Public Health Board, Housing Kitsap Board and Kitsap Transit Board, and is currently chair of the Department of Emergency Management Council and the Board of County Commissioners.
Prior to serving as County Commissioner, he was a local attorney, 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 Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University. He served in the Army, and as a U.S. Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.
Community service has been an integral part of Commissioner Wolfe's career in Kitsap County. He has been a Bremerton Rotarian for 20 years and a board member of the Bremerton Boys & Girls Club, 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 regularly enjoy kayaking and sailing in Puget Sound's Dyes Inlet, hiking county trails, and backpacking throughout the Olympic Mountains.