Kim Wolfe

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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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]