Term: Jan. 1, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2029
District 3: Portions of South Kitsap, Southwest Bremerton, Seabeck/Holly/Crosby
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Axel Strakeljahn has spent the past 30 years working and living on the shores of the Kitsap Peninsula. After years of leading successful businesses in the community, he has also actively involved in community organizations such as Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity.

After a career as a director of one of Kitsap County’s largest retail corporations, Axel explains that his decision to run for commissioner was based on a desire to offer his extensive business knowledge in the public service arena.

After successfully operating several large businesses, he hopes to bring decades of experience in producing and managing large budgets, controlling expenses, establishing more promotional events, and bringing new business to the Port of Bremerton.

“I have a personal interest in seeing the county I reside in flourish. As a commissioner who cares about ideas that support the people who live here and the responsibility of managing the taxpayer’s money, I know I can lead the Port of Bremerton toward creating the kind of place where everyone can thrive,” he says.