Julie A. Ellsworth
Idaho State Treasurer
Julie Ellsworth was elected Idaho’s 24th State Treasurer in 2018 and re-elected for a second term in 2022. Treasurer Ellsworth has a long history of public service, including serving in the Idaho House of Representatives for twelve years.
A few of Julie’s legislative endeavors include drafting model legislation to allow individuals and businesses to purchase health insurance across state borders, and passing legislation cracking down on Medicaid fraud. These actions resulted in the state recouping millions of dollars. She also has worked to maintain the state’s high bond rating by meeting with Wall Street rating firms to answer questions about Idaho’s financial status and public policies.
Serving as a legislator on the germane oversight committees, Julie worked closely with former State Treasurers Lydia Justice Edwards and Ron Crane. During this time, she became interested in the operations of the Treasurer’s Office.
Since taking office in January 2019, Treasurer Ellsworth has taken a very hands-on approach. Whether it’s the office’s day-to-day operations, engaging in national advocacy, serving on various boards, or responding to constituents, Treasurer Ellsworth remains committed. She feels compelled to ensure the office is efficient, transparent, and focused on customer service. In addition to her public service, she has functioned as a civil mediator/facilitator and business consultant. She also was a foundation grant evaluator/judge and has served as a teacher in Idaho’s public schools.
Julie Ellsworth grew up in Idaho and has diligently worked to promote a pro-family environment for the state. She and her husband have three children and three grandchildren.
Treasurer Ellsworth is honored to have the opportunity to serve her fellow Idahoans and is grateful for the trust they have placed in her.