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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Controller of the State of Idaho''' is the chief financial officer of the government of [[Idaho]].
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|State =Idaho
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|Office=Controller
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|Office type = Partisan
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|Image =Seal of Idaho.svg.png
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|Office website = http://www.sco.idaho.gov/
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|Budget =  13407200
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|Budget year = 2013
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|Term limits =None
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|Length of term =4 years
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|Authority =[[Article IV, Idaho Constitution#Section 1|Idaho Constitution, Article IV, Section 1]]
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|Selected =Appointed by the governor
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|Current officeholder = Brandon Woolf
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|Partisan =Republican
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|Officeholder image = Brandon woolf.jpeg
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|Assumed office =  October 15, 2012
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|Compensation = 99,450
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|Next election =[[Idaho state executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election= Appointed to fill vacancy
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Idaho|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Idaho|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Idaho Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Attorney General of Idaho|Attorney General]] • [[Idaho Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Idaho Controller|Controller]] • [[Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] • [[Idaho Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Director]] • [[Idaho Director of Insurance|Insurance Director]] • [[Idaho Director of Lands|Director of Lands]] • [[Idaho Director of Labor|Labor Director]] • [[Idaho Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Controller of the State of Idaho''' is the chief fiscal officer of [[Idaho]], responsible for paying the state's bills, maintaining accounting and financial records, and preparing the state's annual financial report. The controller is a statewide constitutional office; as such, he is elected every four years during federal midterm election years (e.g. 2006, 2010, 2014, etc.). However, the controller, unlike other [[Idaho]] state executives, is limited to two terms in office.  
  
The [[Comptroller|controllers]] main duties are to maintain all accounting and financial records, to pay all the state’s bills and employees, to preparing the state’s annual financial report and to operate the state’s Computer Service Center.  The controller's office is subdivided into three divisions, the division of statewide accounting, the division of computer services and the division of statewide payroll.  The controller also has the duty of Social Security Program Administrator and is the ex-officio secretary of the State Board of Examiners.  
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The controller's office is subdivided into three divisions, the division of statewide accounting, the division of computer services and the division of statewide payroll.  The controller also has the duty of Social Security Program Administrator and is the ex-officio secretary of the State Board of Examiners.
  
The State Controller is elected to a four-year term but is limited to two terms.
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==Current officeholder==
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The current and 21st Controller is [[Brandon Woolf]], a [[Republican]] appointed in October 2012. Woolf began serving in the position in July 2012, when Gov. [[Butch Otter]] appointed him as interim controller following a car accident that left previous officeholder [[Donna M. Jones]] (R) severely injured and ultimately led her to resign the post. Otter formally tapped Woolf to succeed Jones on October 15, 2012. His appointment was confirmed by the [[Idaho Senate]] on January 28, 2013.<ref name=approved>[http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/idaho_senate_confirms_appointm.html ''The Oregonian,'' "Idaho Senate confirms appointment of new state controller," January 28, 2013]</ref>
  
The current state controller is [[Donna M. Jones]].
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==Authority==
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The office of controller is established by the [[Idaho Constitution]].
  
==Contact Information==
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'''[[Article IV, Idaho Constitution#Section 1|Idaho Constitution, Article IV, Section 1]]'''
  
'''Main Office'''<br>
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''The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, state treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction, each of whom shall hold his office for four years''
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==Qualifications==
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Per [[Article IV, Idaho Constitution#Section 3|Article IV, Section 3]] of the [[Idaho Constitution]], a candidate for controller is required to be:
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* at least 25 years old
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* a United States citizen
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* a resident of Idaho at least two years prior to the election
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[[Article IV, Idaho Constitution#Section 3|Idaho Constitution, Article IV, Section 3]]
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''No person shall be eligible ... to the office of ... state treasurer, unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years, and have been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the state or territory of Idaho, and be in good standing at the time of his election. In addition to the qualifications above described each of the officers named shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have resided within the state or territory two years next preceding his election. ''
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==Elections==
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[[File:Idaho exec org chart.png|200px|right|thumb|Idaho state government organizational chart]]
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Idaho elects controllers to four-year terms in federal midterm election years, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. Thus, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all election years. Winners take office on the first Monday in the January following an election. Thus, January 3, 2011 and January 5, 2015 are inaugural days.
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If two candidates ever tie in the general election, a joint session of the legislature chooses the winner by a majority vote.
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===Term limits===
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:: ''See also: [[State executives with term limits]]''
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Alone out of all of [[Idaho|Idaho's]] state executives, the controller faces a limit of two consecutive terms in office.
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==Vacancies==
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Per [[Article IV, Idaho Constitution#Section 6|Article IV, Section 6]] of the [[Idaho Constitution]], the [[Governor of Idaho|governor]] appoints a replacement to any state office where a vacancy occurs, subject to the approval of the [[Idaho Senate]]. The appointee serves until the next general election.
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==Duties==
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The controller, as the state's chief fiscal officer, is responsible for:
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*Maintaining all accounting and financial records
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*Paying all the state's bills and employees
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*Preparing the state's annual financial report
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*Operating the state's Computer Service Center
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The controller was once known as the state auditor; the position was renamed by a [[Idaho Change State Auditor Title, SJR 109|1994 ballot measure]]. The controller remains responsible for operating internal pre-audit accounting controls. The remainder of the state's audit duties are carried out by the [[Idaho Legislature|state legislature's]] audit division.
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==Divisions==
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*Statewide Accounting
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*Computer Services
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*Statewide Payroll<ref>[http://www.sco.idaho.gov/ ''Office of the Idaho Controller'', "Duties of the State Controller," accessed September 29, 2011]</ref>
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Office of the Controller in Fiscal Year 2013 was $13,407,200.<ref>[http://legislature.idaho.gov/budget/publications/LFR/current/LFRFrame.htm ''Budget Publications,'' “State of Idaho 2012 Legislative Fiscal Report for Fiscal Year 2013,”  6.21, accessed June 20, 2013]</ref>
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==Compensation==
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::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2013===
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In 2013, the controller received [[Compensation of state executive officers|a salary of $99,450.]] This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'', "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
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In 2012, the Idaho Comptroller was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$93,756]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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==Historical officeholders==
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Prior to 1994, the duties of the now controller were carried out by the auditor. A [[Idaho Change State Auditor Title, SJR 109|ballot measure]] in 1994 changed the name from auditor to comptroller.
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====State of Idaho====
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There have been 21 Idaho Controllers and auditors since 1891. Of the 21 officeholders, 12 were Republican, 6 were Democrat, 1 switched from Democrat to Populist, 1 was Silver Republican and 1 switched between Populist, Democratic and Silver Republican.<ref  name=historical>[http://www.sco.idaho.gov/web/scoweb.nsf/pages/scohistory.htm ''Idaho Office of the State Comptroller,'' "History," accessed August 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18980829.2.3 ''California Digital Newspaper Collection,'' "Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 96, Number 8, 29 August 1898," accessed August 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/miss-julia-pardoe/an-illustrated-history-of-north-idaho--embracing-nez-perces-idaho-latah-koot-ewl/page-106-an-illustrated-history-of-north-idaho--embracing-nez-perces-idaho-latah-koot-ewl.shtml ''Ebooksread.com,'' "An illustrated history of north Idaho : embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho," 106, accessed August 9, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" width="500px" style="text-align:center;"
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! colspan="6" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |List of Former Officeholders from 1891-Present
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| 1||Silas W. Moody||1891 - 1893||{{red dot}}
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| 2||Frank C. Ramsey||1893 - 1897||{{red dot}}
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| 3||J.H. Anderson||1897 - 1899|| {{blue dot}}/Populist
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| 4||Bartlett Sinclair||1899 to 1901||Silver Republican
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| 5||E.W. Jones||1901 - 1/5/1903||Populist/{{blue dot}}/Silver Republican
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| 6||Theo Turner||1903 - 1905||{{red dot}}
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| 7||Robert S. Bragaw||1905 - 1909||{{red dot}}
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| 8||S.D. Taylor||1909 - 1913||{{red dot}}
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| 9||Fred L. Huston||1913 - 1917||{{red dot}}
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| 10||Clarence Van Deusen||1917 - 1919||{{blue dot}}
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| 11||Edward G. Gallett||1919 - 1933||{{red dot}}
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| 12||Harry C. Parsons||1933 - 1939||{{blue dot}}
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| 13||Calvin E. Wright||1939 - 1945||{{blue dot}}
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| 14||Ernest G. Hansen||1945 - 1947||{{blue dot}}
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| 15||N.P. Nielson||1947 - 1957||{{red dot}}
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| 16||Rulon Swensen||1957 - 1959||{{red dot}}
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| 17||Joe R. Williams||1959 - 1989||{{blue dot}}
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| 18||J.D. Williams||1989 - 2002||{{blue dot}}
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| 19||Keith Johnson||2002 - 2007||{{red dot}}
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| 20||[[Donna M. Jones]]||2007 -||{{red dot}}
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| 21||Brandon Woolf||2012 - ||{{red dot}}
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====Idaho Territory====
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There were nine auditors of the Idaho Territory between 1863 and 1891. The office was an appointed, nonpartisan position at this time.<ref name=historical/>
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! colspan="6" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |List of Former Officeholders from 1863-1891
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| 1||John M. Bacon||1863
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| 2||Benjamin F. Lamkin||1863-1867
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| 3||Horace B. Lane||1867
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| 4||William R. Bishop||1867
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| 5||Daniel Cram||1868 - 1875
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| 6||Joseph Perrault||1875 - 1881
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| 7||James L. Onderdonk||1881 - 1885
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| 8||Silas W. Moody||1885 - 1887
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==Recent news==
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==Contact Information==
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'''Address:'''<br>
 
700 W. State St.<br>
 
700 W. State St.<br>
 
P.O. Box 83720<br>
 
P.O. Box 83720<br>
 
Boise, ID 83720-0011<br>
 
Boise, ID 83720-0011<br>
  
Phone: 208 334-3100
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'''Phone''': 208 334-3100
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Controller]]
 
*[[Controller]]
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*[[Brandon Woolf]]
 
*[[Donna M. Jones]]
 
*[[Donna M. Jones]]
*[[Butch Otter|Idaho Governor Butch Otter]]
 
*[[Lieutenant Governor of Idaho]]
 
*[[Idaho Attorney General]]
 
*[[Idaho Secretary of State]]
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [https://www.sco.idaho.gov/ State Controller's Office]
 
* [https://www.sco.idaho.gov/ State Controller's Office]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
*[https://www.sco.idaho.gov/web/scoweb.nsf/pages/statutoryduties.htm ''Office of the State Controller'', Duties of the State Controller]
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{{Current state controllers}}
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Revision as of 08:41, 26 March 2014

Idaho Controller
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $13,407,200
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Idaho Constitution, Article IV, Section 1
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Brandon woolf.jpeg
Name:  Brandon Woolf
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  October 15, 2012
Compensation:  $99,450
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  Appointed to fill vacancy
Other Idaho Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerControllerSuperintendent of Public InstructionAgriculture DirectorInsurance DirectorDirector of LandsLabor DirectorPublic Utilities Commission
The Controller of the State of Idaho is the chief fiscal officer of Idaho, responsible for paying the state's bills, maintaining accounting and financial records, and preparing the state's annual financial report. The controller is a statewide constitutional office; as such, he is elected every four years during federal midterm election years (e.g. 2006, 2010, 2014, etc.). However, the controller, unlike other Idaho state executives, is limited to two terms in office.

The controller's office is subdivided into three divisions, the division of statewide accounting, the division of computer services and the division of statewide payroll. The controller also has the duty of Social Security Program Administrator and is the ex-officio secretary of the State Board of Examiners.

Current officeholder

The current and 21st Controller is Brandon Woolf, a Republican appointed in October 2012. Woolf began serving in the position in July 2012, when Gov. Butch Otter appointed him as interim controller following a car accident that left previous officeholder Donna M. Jones (R) severely injured and ultimately led her to resign the post. Otter formally tapped Woolf to succeed Jones on October 15, 2012. His appointment was confirmed by the Idaho Senate on January 28, 2013.[1]

Authority

The office of controller is established by the Idaho Constitution.

Idaho Constitution, Article IV, Section 1

The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, state treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction, each of whom shall hold his office for four years

Qualifications

Per Article IV, Section 3 of the Idaho Constitution, a candidate for controller is required to be:

  • at least 25 years old
  • a United States citizen
  • a resident of Idaho at least two years prior to the election

Idaho Constitution, Article IV, Section 3

No person shall be eligible ... to the office of ... state treasurer, unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years, and have been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the state or territory of Idaho, and be in good standing at the time of his election. In addition to the qualifications above described each of the officers named shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have resided within the state or territory two years next preceding his election.

Elections

Idaho state government organizational chart

Idaho elects controllers to four-year terms in federal midterm election years, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. Thus, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all election years. Winners take office on the first Monday in the January following an election. Thus, January 3, 2011 and January 5, 2015 are inaugural days.

If two candidates ever tie in the general election, a joint session of the legislature chooses the winner by a majority vote.

Term limits

See also: State executives with term limits

Alone out of all of Idaho's state executives, the controller faces a limit of two consecutive terms in office.

Vacancies

Per Article IV, Section 6 of the Idaho Constitution, the governor appoints a replacement to any state office where a vacancy occurs, subject to the approval of the Idaho Senate. The appointee serves until the next general election.

Duties

The controller, as the state's chief fiscal officer, is responsible for:

  • Maintaining all accounting and financial records
  • Paying all the state's bills and employees
  • Preparing the state's annual financial report
  • Operating the state's Computer Service Center

The controller was once known as the state auditor; the position was renamed by a 1994 ballot measure. The controller remains responsible for operating internal pre-audit accounting controls. The remainder of the state's audit duties are carried out by the state legislature's audit division.

Divisions

  • Statewide Accounting
  • Computer Services
  • Statewide Payroll[2]

State budget

The budget for the Office of the Controller in Fiscal Year 2013 was $13,407,200.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the controller received a salary of $99,450. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[4]

2012

In 2012, the Idaho Comptroller was paid an estimated $93,756. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

Prior to 1994, the duties of the now controller were carried out by the auditor. A ballot measure in 1994 changed the name from auditor to comptroller.

State of Idaho

There have been 21 Idaho Controllers and auditors since 1891. Of the 21 officeholders, 12 were Republican, 6 were Democrat, 1 switched from Democrat to Populist, 1 was Silver Republican and 1 switched between Populist, Democratic and Silver Republican.[5][6][7]

Idaho Territory

There were nine auditors of the Idaho Territory between 1863 and 1891. The office was an appointed, nonpartisan position at this time.[5]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Idaho + Controller + Woolf

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Idaho Controller News Feed

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Contact Information

Address:
700 W. State St.
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0011

Phone: 208 334-3100

See also

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