Jeff Wolfe for Boone County Commissioner

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*Paid for by Committee to Re-Elect Jeff Wolfe

April 2024

Leading Boone County Forward with Effective and Thoughtful Leadership

Jeff Wolfe: The Right Choice for Boone County Commissioner

· Lifelong Boone County resident

· Purdue University graduate

· Married with four children, five grandchildren

· Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser since 1992

· Lifetime member, Pleasant View Church

· Serving as Boone County Commissioner since 2009

· Advisor to Boone County EDC

· Board Member, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program

· Chief Elected Official for Region 5 Workforce Development Board

Jeff Wolfe for Boone County

Jeff Wolfe will continue to work tirelessly for the betterment of all Boone County residents. Over the years, Wolfe has gained invaluable knowledge about how our county government functions, the critical aspects of public safety, our infrastructure challenges, and the significance of proactive planning for growth. Wolfe is eager to apply this knowledge again to serve Boone County’s people effectively.

From Boone County, Representing All of Boone County

Wolfe is a lifelong resident of Boone County, never living more than five miles from the Boone County Courthouse, except for his time at Purdue University. He grew up on a small farm near Hazelrigg, IN, which has been in Wolfe’s family for generations. After graduating from Western Boone HS, Wolfe earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. Wolfe is also an Indiana Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.

“I believe one of the greatest mistakes any community makes is to be satisfied with being reactive to situations affecting it,” Jeff stated. “We all benefit from strong proactive planning while working well together toward the common goal of keeping Boone County a great place for your family.”

Wolfe and his wife, Anita, manage their family business, Wolfe Appraisals, and run a real estate investment business, focusing on remodeling homes for resale. They have four wonderful children and five grandchildren whom they adore spending time with.

“Putting God at the center of my life is important to me, and I’m an active member of Pleasant View Church in Lebanon,” Jeff shared. “I’ve served on numerous committees and have been involved in various community organizations, including the Love In the Name of Christ Board of Directors. In my limited free time, I enjoy spending time with family, attending swap meets and car shows, and taking leisurely rides on our Harley Davidson. Anita and I also love music, often playing and singing on our front porch, and I’m a fan of singer/songwriters, having written some songs myself.”

When asked why he is running for re-election, Jeff replied, “I am running again for County Commissioner because I am committed to giving back to my community. As a lifelong resident of Boone County, I believe there is still work to be done, especially in this fast-growing time for our county. My experience and knowledge will be valuable assets in addressing the challenges and opportunities we face.”

Jeff continued, “One of my main motivations is to create a thriving community where my grandchildren, and others like them, have the opportunity to live and thrive if they choose to stay in Boone County. I’ve been fortunate that two of my [four] children have chosen to stay here. We unfortunately lost one of our boys to a car accident at a dangerous intersection in the county. This continues to drive my passion for safety in our road system.”  

Current Areas of Concern for Boone County Commissioners

The Boone County Commissioners must address these issues in the coming years:

  • Immediately address significant changes to our county’s economic landscape (Leap District) with effective long-term planning that ensures our unique quality of life.
  • Complete the important Justice Center Project and open a state-of-the-art “step-down facility” to help return individuals to society with better tools for success.
  • Continue critical County Highway improvements, including securing sustainable legislative funding to support our rapidly expanding infrastructure.
  • Establish a plan for future space needs of Boone County Government as we continue to grow with a greater demand for both people and facilities.
  • Develop a responsive Mental Health Treatment environment that will benefit all Boone County residents’ overall health and well-being.

To read more in-depth about Boone County issues and Jeff Wolfe’s campaign, visit wolfeforcommissioner.com.

Responsibilities of a County Commissioner

As a County Commissioner, Jeff’s responsibilities directly impact the greater Zionsville area in several key ways:

Road Systems and Bridges: County commissioners work closely with the county and local street departments to plan and maintain road systems. This includes overseeing the maintenance and improvement of bridges, such as the three bridges in Zionsville over Eagle Creek (Sycamore Street, South Main Street [Zionsville Road], and Templin Road), which fall under the jurisdiction of the County Roads Department.

County Department Management: It is the commissioners’ responsibility to ensure that all county departments are properly staffed and equipped to serve the community effectively. This includes departments such as the Sheriff’s Office, roads department, government offices, and more.

Important Issues to Jeff Wolfe:

Completion of the Justice Center Project:

“I am committed to seeing the Justice Center project through to completion, including the establishment of a ‘step-down facility.’ This facility is crucial for providing proper care and rehabilitation for individuals in our community.”

Development of Mental Health Treatment Services:

“I believe in developing a responsive mental health treatment environment that benefits all Boone County residents. This includes expanding access to mental health services and facilities to ensure the well-being of our community.”

Addressing Rapid Growth:

“Boone County is experiencing rapid growth, especially in the Leap District. While this growth is beneficial for our economy, it also impacts the demand for public services. I am dedicated to addressing this growth responsibly, ensuring that our infrastructure and public services can keep pace with the needs of our growing community. The county commissioners and the Area Planning Commission (APC) have responded to the growth in the Leap District by creating an overlay for state roads throughout the county. This overlay district provides guidelines for future growth in these areas and helps control urban sprawl.

“Currently, we are addressing the county’s comprehensive plan and developing a long-term road plan to ensure safe and sustainable growth for residents and visitors. This comprehensive planning process is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete.

“We are working closely with the Area Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), as well as partnering with Zionsville leadership, to develop a comprehensive plan that reflects the vision of our cities and towns.

“Recently, the commissioners passed a solar moratorium in response to input from the citizens of Boone County. This moratorium received overwhelming support from residents, leading the commissioners to adopt it.”

Jeff Wolfe is asking for your vote on May 7 and values your input as he continues to work for the betterment of Boone County, benefiting all residents and businesses. With his extensive experience, deep commitment to the community, and focus on addressing key issues such as infrastructure, public safety and responsible growth, Jeff is dedicated to making Boone County an even better place to live, work and thrive. Your support is vital as we work together to build a stronger and more prosperous future for our community.

To learn more about Boone County issues and Jeff Wolfe’s campaign, visit wolfeforcommissioner.com.

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