Brandon D. Woolf

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Brandon D Woolf
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Born 1972
Logan, Utah
Residence Boise, Idaho
Occupation Idaho State Controller
Years active October 15, 2012 to Present
Predecessor Donna M. Jones
Political party
Spouse(s) Janalee Woolf

Brandon D Woolf is a Republican and Idaho's 21st State Controller.


Woolf, a sixth generation Idahoan, was born in 1972 to Dennis and Liz Woolf of Whitney, Idaho, the oldest of five children.

Woolf graduated from Preston High School (Idaho) in 1991, and then served a two-year church mission in Antwerp, Belgium [1] He graduated Cum Laude from Utah State University in 1997 with Bachelor of Arts in Political Science In 2006, while working full time at the Idaho State Controller’s Office, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Boise State University.[1]


After graduating from Utah State University he interned at the Idaho State Controller’s Office, starting in 1997, and rose through the ranks serving as a training specialist, bureau chief, and division administrator over Statewide Payroll. In 2011, he was appointed chief of staff for former State Controller Donna Jones.

Following Jones’ automobile accident in May 2012, Governor Butch Otter, at her recommendation, appointed him temporary acting State Controller.[2] Following Jones' retirement on October 15, 2012, he was appointed Woolf as permanent State Controller to serve the remainder of her term which expires in January 2015.[3]

He sought and won the Republican nomination for state controller in the May 2014 Primary Election,[4] and is unopposed in the November 2014 General Election.[5]


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