Brandon Woolf

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Brandon Woolf
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21st Controller of Idaho
Assumed office
October 15, 2012
GovernorButch Otter
Brad Little
Preceded byDonna Jones
Personal details
Born1972 (age 46–47)
Logan, Utah, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Janalee Balls (m. 1994)
EducationUtah State University, Logan
Boise State University (MBA)

Brandon D. Woolf is an American politician. A Republican, he is serving as 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.[1]

Woolf graduated from Preston High School (Idaho) in 1991, and then served a two-year church mission in Antwerp, Belgium [2] 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.[2]


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 M. Jones.

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

Electoral history[edit]

Idaho State Controller Republican Primary Election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brandon Woolf (inc.) 68,609 50.9
Republican Todd Hatfield 66,126 49.1
Idaho State Controller General Election, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brandon Woolf (inc.) 342,013 100.0


  1. ^ "Meet Brandon | Brandon Woolf for State Controller". Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  2. ^ a b c "Management Team". Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  3. ^ Idaho, State of. "Press Release". Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  4. ^ "Statewide Totals". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  5. ^ "Statewide Totals". Retrieved 2017-12-05.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Donna Jones
Controller of Idaho