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.
Commissioner Wolfe leads efforts to explore options to create safer transportation connections for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists in Silverdale. Through public and private partnerships, Commissioner Wolfe continues to champion community investment projects in Central Kitsap. These include the new Veterans Affairs clinic, expansion of Harrison Medical Center, Central Kitsap School District capital projects, a new Sheriff precinct location, community theater, library and several county infrastructure improvements.
Prior to serving as County Commissioner, 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 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 is important to Commissioner Wolfe. During his legal career in Kitsap County, 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 regularly enjoy kayaking and sailing in Dyes Inlet, hiking county trails, and backpacking throughout the Olympic Mountains.