​​Your State Controller - Brandon D Woolf

Brandon D Woolf,  Idaho's 21st State Controller, grew up on a dairy farm in Preston, Idaho, graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and earned a Master of Business Administration from Boise State University. 


Mr. Woolf was appointed to fill the remainder of his predecessor’s term in 2012 and confirmed as State Controller by a unanimous vote of the Idaho State Senate. He was subsequently elected by the people of Idaho to a full term of office in 2014 and was reelected in 2018 and 2022.


As State Controller, Mr. Woolf is responsible for accounting for all state expenditures by providing accounting services to state agencies, processing payroll for approximately 25,000 state employees, and operating the state’s largest data center. Additionally, he serves on the Idaho Board of Land Commissioners, as Secretary to the Idaho Board of Examiners, and on other state boards and commissions.


Hallmarks of Mr. Woolf’s administration include initiatives to improve government transparency, efforts to increase efficiency and reduce costs via the consolidation of state IT infrastructure services and work to modernize the delivery of the accounting and payroll services provided by the State Controller’s Office. As the state’s chief fiscal officer, Mr. Woolf is committed to ensuring every cent of the taxpayers’ money is fully accounted for in accordance with the law.


Mr. Woolf and his wife Janalee have three children, are active in their church, and volunteer with a variety of community and political organizations.