Brandon Woolf for State Controller

Meet Brandon

Brandon_D_WoolfI’m Brandon Woolf, a conservative Republican, Idaho’s 21’s State Controller and the eldest of Dennis and Liz Woolf’s five children.  From an early age I worked on my Grandpa Winward’s dairy farm in Whitney, Idaho, where I milked cows, cleaned barns, moved pipe, and hauled hay with my grandpa, uncle, and cousins. Basically, as soon as I was old enough to reach the controls on my family’s Allis-Chalmers and Massey Ferguson tractors, I started working.

Just like all Idahoans, the values of hard work and perseverance are important to me.

I graduated from Preston High School as student body president with a 3.9 GPA.  In high school I played football and baseball, was a member of the National Honor Society, and a Top Ten Honor Student.   Active in Scouting throughout my youth, I earned the rank of Eagle Scout by working with Rep. Robert C. Geddes to complete my Eagle Project.  To this day I still live by the Scouting motto of “Be Prepared.”

Following high school, I served a two-year church mission in Antwerp, Belgium, where I became fluent in Dutch.  Upon returning from my mission I attended Utah State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Cum Laude, 3.66 GPA) with a minor in Dutch. I was also a Golden Key International Honor Society member, all the while working full time in college driving a milk truck.  I’m pretty certain that I’m the only state constitutional officer who holds a current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)!

In 1997, after completing my undergraduate work I was hired as an intern at the Idaho State Controller’s Office.  My tireless work ethic helped me  rise through the ranks as I served as a training specialist in the office’s Division of Statewide Payroll, bureau chief, division administrator over Statewide Payroll, deputy chief of staff, and chief of staff.  While working full time at the Idaho State Controller’s Office I also earned a Master of Business Administration (3.63 GPA) from Boise State University, and was a Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society member.

January of 2013 saw a vacancy arise in the post of State Controller, and I was appointed to serve the remainder of that term with a unanimous confirmation from the Idaho State Senate. The next year I was elected to serve a full term of office as your State Controller.

I married my incredible wife, my best friend Janalee,  in 1994 and we have three children: Brittney, Justin, and Bailey.  My family is active in youth sports and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The values that so many Idahoans hold dear, faith, family and service, have helped guide my life and molded me into the leader I am today.  Your trust and support are important to me, and I’m committed to earning both and serving the people of Idaho to the best of my ability.


Brandon D Woolf

Meet Brandon

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