Controller candidates square off tonight

It’s a largely administrative job, but it has K-12 implications.

The state controller — the elected official in charge of the state’s payroll — also sits on the state Land Board, overseeing an endowment worth some $31.3 million a year for public schools.

If you want to see how Republican incumbent Brandon Woolf and GOP challenger Todd Hatfield compare on Land Board and administrative duties, they will debate at 8 p.m. MDT and PDT on Idaho Public Television.

(Disclosure: I am one of the reporters on this debate panel.)

To get a flavor of where the candidates stand on Land Board issues, you can read my story from earlier this week.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

Get EdNews in your inbox

Weekly round up every Friday