C. Scott Grow

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C. Scott Grow
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 14
Assumed office
August 15, 2018
Preceded byMarv Hagedorn
Personal details
BornMay 5, 1948
Moscow, Idaho, United States
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceEagle, Idaho
C. Scott Grow
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 2, 2005 (2005-04-02) – October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
End reasonDesignated emeritus General Authority
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
Called byRussell M. Nelson
Personal details
BornCecil Scott Grow

Cecil Scott Grow (born May 5, 1948) has been the State Senator for Idaho's District 14 since his appointment in August 2018.[1] He has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2005.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Grow was born in Moscow, Idaho, and grew up in Boise, Idaho. As a young man, he was a missionary in the LDS Church's Southeast Mexican Mission. After his mission, Grow received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He then worked for several accounting firms before founding his own accounting partnership. Grow is a member of the West Boise Rotary Club, has served on two statewide advisory committees focused on Idaho families and religious freedoms, and has served two terms as a West Ada School District Trustee.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Grow is married to Rhonda Lee Patten and they are the parents of eight children.

LDS Church service[edit]

Grow has served in the LDS Church as a counselor in a stake presidency, stake president and regional representative. From 1988 to 1991, he was president of the church's Uruguay Montevideo Mission. As an area seventy from 1995 to 2005 he was in the presidency of both the church's North America Northwest and Idaho areas. During this time, he was president of the Idaho Area from 2001 to 2003, one of only two non-general authorities to have served as an area president (the other being Enrique R. Falabella).

In 2005, Grow became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy where he has served as a counselor and as president of the Mexico North Area, as well as a counselor in the Mexico Area. Grow also served as a counselor in the presidency of the South America Northwest Area. On October 6, 2018, Grow was released and designated an emeritus general authority.[3]

Idaho Senate[edit]

In February 2018, Grow announced his candidacy to run for the senate seat in Idaho Legislative District 14 after the incumbent, Marv Hagedorn, announced he was seeking the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor instead of running for reelection.[4] Grow defeated several other candidates in the Republican primary.[5] He faced Richard Boozel (Democrat) in the general election.[6]

Hagedorn resigned before the end of his term after Governor Butch Otter appointed him to serve in his administration. In August 2018, the Legislative District 14 Republican Central Committee met to fill the vacancy in the Senate. The committee sent three names in order of preference to Otter to fill the vacancy, with Grow as their first recommendation. On August 15, 2018, Otter appointed Grow, to serve the remainder of Hagedorn's term.[7][8]

Grow serves on the following Senate committees: Finance, Judiciary and Rules, and Local Government and Taxation.[9]


  1. ^ "Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter - The State of Idaho". 2018-08-16. Archived from the original on 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  2. ^ "C. Scott Grow Biography". C Scott Grow for Idaho State Senate. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  3. ^ "Leadership Changes Announced at October 2018 General Conference: Seven General Authority Seventies released", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2018-10-06
  4. ^ news@mymeridianpress.com, By MERIDIAN PRESS STAFF. "Grow announces Idaho Senate candidacy". Idaho Press. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  5. ^ "Legislative Totals". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  6. ^ "Report Declaration". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  7. ^ "Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter - The State of Idaho". 2018-08-16. Archived from the original on 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  8. ^ "Ada County Republicans". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  9. ^ "Senate Committees – Idaho State Legislature". Retrieved 2019-06-21.

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