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
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.
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.