BOISE – State controller Brandon D. Woolf has announced his intention to seek another term of office.

The Republican Primary election will be held on May 20, 2014.

Woolf was appointed by Governor Otter to the post Oct. 15, 2012 after then-state controller Donna Jones retired after being injured in serious auto accident.

“It was important to me that the controller’s office be left in capable hands,” said  Jones on Tuesday week at a press conference in Boise. “Brandon was my chief deputy, my right hand, and I knew there was no one in Idaho better suited to be state controller. Governor Otter agreed with me.”

Woolf, a sixth-generation Idahoan started in the controller’s office as an intern after graduating Cum Laude from Utah State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He quickly moved up the leadership ladder in the Controller’s Office, leading the agency’s division that processes payroll for more than 24,000 state employees before becoming Donna Jones’s chief deputy, and ultimately being appointed state controller. He also holds a master of business administration from Boise State University.

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