Biography and Background
“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 Senate. He was subsequently elected by the people of Idaho to a full term of office in 2014, and was re-elected 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 other state boards and commissions. Mr. Woolf recently completed serving a one year term as the President of the National Association of State Controllers.
Mr. Woolf and his wife Janalee, third grade sweethearts from Preston, have three adult children and a new son-in-law in April 2022, are active in their church, and volunteer with a variety of community and political organizations. “