World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Kim Wolfe

Kim Wolfe
Mayor of Huntington, West Virginia
In office
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012
Preceded by David Felinton
Succeeded by Steve Williams
Personal details
Political party Republican
Profession Politician, Law Enforcement Officer

Kim Wolfe is the former Mayor of Huntington, West Virginia[1] and former Sheriff of Cabell County, West Virginia, formerly having been with the Huntington Police Department for 26 years. He was elected sheriff in the elections of 2000 and re-elected in 2004. In 2006, he was the Republican candidate for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, losing to incumbent Nick Rahall.[2] In 2008, term limited for sheriff, he ran for mayor of Huntington. Kim Wolfe won the Republican nomination with no opposition and soundly defeated 2-term incumbent David Felinton. After four years of economic hardship, the 2012 primary pitted Kim Wolfe against former Huntington Tea Party favorite, Dale Anderson II.[3] On May 8, 2012, Kim Wolfe received 1100 votes to Dale Anderson II's 782.[4]

Mayor Kim Wolfe was defeated by then-City Councilman, and former WV Delegate and Huntington City Manager, Steve Williams on November 6, 2013. It was the first time an incumbent Mayor was denied a second term since Huntington switched to a Strong Mayor form of government in 1985.

Wolfe served two tours of duty in the United States Navy in Vietnam. Wolfe graduated from Marshall University having studied Criminal Justice Administration, with additional training from Northwestern University. He serves on The United States Anti-Terrorist Advisory Council, and on The Advisory Committee for The National Task Force on Community Preparedness and Response. He and his wife, Deborah have 8 children and 9 grandchildren. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he has served as a Bishop.

References

  1. ^ Editorial: Wolfe has great opportunity to bring community together
  2. ^ W.Va. Dems a little bit red
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ [4]
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.