Adam Emmanuel Wolffe
|Senator for Jade-3|
|Assumed office |
September 22nd, 2014
|Preceded by||Laurence Trastour|
|Congressman for Jade-29|
September 22nd, 2006 – September 22nd, 2014
|Preceded by||Joel Boyer|
|Succeeded by||Corey Hamilton|
|Born||December 26, 1977|
Jade Harbor, Jade, Zamastan
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
Adam Emmanuel Wolffe is a Zamastanian politician serving as the senator for Jade Province's 3rd district, a seat he was elected to in 2014. He is a member of the Green Liberal Party and was a candidate for President of Zamastan in both the 2018 and 2020 elections, first to upend Zacharias Castovia and later seeking to replace Foley Sakzi who was not seeking a second term reelection. In 2018, Wolffe achieved a narrow second place finish to Castovia. In 2020, Wolffe lost the initial party nomination to Cain Blackwater, dropping far in the polls after an initial front-runner position upon his announcement. Blackwater would lose the election to Atticus Moreau. Prior to his term in the senate, Wolffe was the congressman for Jade's 29th district from 2006-2014, replaced later by Corey Hamilton.
Wolffe's political career has been emphasized by his proposals for reforming Zamastan's labor and tax laws in a liberal fashion. Largely seen as a centrist, some observers describe him as a social liberal, and others call him a social democrat. Wolffe serves as member of the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education. In addition to his committee assignments, he is part of the congressional friendship groups with Alcarres, Durnstaal, New Elkland, and Unified Sera.
Early life and education
Overall, Wolffe is largely seen as a centrist. Some observers describe him as a social liberal, and others call him a social democrat. During his time in the GLP, he has supported the party's centrist wing. In the past, Wolffe has called himself a "socialist", but he has labelled himself as a "centrist liberal" since August 2015, refusing observations by critics that he is an "ultra-liberal" economically. During a visit to Ieraskevi with members of the Senate in August 2016, he said that he was not a socialist and merely served in a "left wing government". He has called himself both a "man of the left" and "liberal" in his book Wolffe. Wolffe has since been labelled an economic neoliberal with a socio-cultural liberal viewpoint.
Wolffe has advocated in favor of the free market and reducing the public-finances deficit.
Wolffe is in favor of tax cuts. During the 2020 presidential election, Wolffe proposed cutting the corporate tax rate from 33.3% to 25%. Wolffe also wants to remove investment income from the wealth tax so that it is solely a tax on high-value property. Wolffe also wants to exempt 38 million households from local residence tax, branding the tax as "unfair" during his 2020 presidential campaign. He does, however, support raising taxes on the highest earners, once introducing a proposal to raise income tax on the upper class to 75%.
Wolffe condemned the persecution of Manda Pangchu Muslims in Yuan. He described the situation as "genocide" and "ethnic purification", and alluded to the prospect of CCA-led intervention in Pangchu to help refugees.