Devoted father of four, Olympic athlete and businessman August Wolf has never been a government officeholder or a professional politician. Wolf entered the race for U.S. Senate because he understands the serious challenges facing Connecticut. Under Dick Blumenthal’s leadership, Connecticut has become weak. August Wolf will fight for a stronger Connecticut by harnessing his competitive experience as an athlete and businessman to get results for the people.
Wolf grew up throughout the United States due to his father’s career in the Navy. He is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University, where Wolf still holds the Ivy League record in shot put. After college, he trained in Germany to make the 1984 U.S. Olympic team. Wolf competed at the Los Angeles Games, which were presided over by President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. Wolf is an accomplished businessman with extensive experience as an entrepreneur in Germany, the Silicon Valley and New York City.
The pride and joy of Wolf’s life are his four children: AJ, a student at Duke University, Alexander, a student at Dartmouth College, Andrew, a student at the University of Connecticut, and Abbie, a senior at Greenwich High School.
Wolf passionately invests time and financial resources in support of local and world-class athletes. He founded and leads the U.S. Athletic Trust, a sports non-government organization that champions college graduates in training for the Olympic Games. In recognition of his achievements, Wolf was named a Trustee of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation.