by William Callahan
The Fairfax County Republican Committee has nominated former police officer Bryan “BA” Wolfe as the Republican candidate for Fairfax County Sheriff in the Nov. 5 special election.
The committee reached a decision Tuesday night and is excited to pit Wolfe, who served 26 years in the Fairfax City Police Department before retiring, against Democratic nominee Stacey Kincaid.
While he was an officer in the department, Wolfe’s peers voted him Policeman of the Year two different times. He has also served four years in the United States Air Force.
“I am running for Sheriff to restore the public trust and confidence in our law enforcement community," Wolfe said in a prepared statement from the Fairfax County GOP. “"I will hold the Sheriff's Department to a higher standard of accountability than previously held and I will work to create greater transparency.”
If elected, Wolfe has pledged to donate his salary to charity, according to a release.
“Our Sheriffs serve our community well, and they deserve someone who has a passion for service and not a continuation of the establishment bureaucracy that has failed for years to provide the type of leadership needed,” said Jay McConville, chair of the Fairfax County Republican Committee.
The race between Wolfe and Kincaid was ignited when former Sheriff Stan Barry announced he was retiring in July.