BOISE -- The Idaho Senate has given its consent to the person tapped by Gov. Butch Otter to be the new state controller.
The Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Brandon Woolf in a vote Monday.
Woolf was appointed to the post by Otter in October after elected controller Donna Jones retired to focus her energy on rehabilitating from injuries suffered in an auto accident. Jones is a former Republican lawmaker from Payette and was in her second term as controller.
Idaho's controller is the chief fiscal officer for state government, with duties ranging from keeping all accounting records to paying state bills and employees.
Woolf served as Jones' chief deputy. He has said he intends to seek his own election to the partisan office in 2014.