He’s Idaho’s newest senator.
This fall, he’ll ask voters to let him keep the seat

August 15, 2018
BY RUTH BROWN rbrown@idahostatesman.com

C. Scott Grow still has a general election race ahead of him, but he’s already taking a seat in the Idaho Senate.

Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday appointed Grow, an Eagle Republican, to fill the seat of former District 14 Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, who left in the middle of his term.

Hagedorn resigned earlier this year to assume leadership of the Idaho Division of Veterans Services in Boise. He unsuccessfully ran for lieutenant governor in the state’s primary election.

Grow beat four other Republicans seeking Hagedorn’s seat in the May primary, taking about 35 percent of the vote. This fall, he faces Democrat Richard Boozel.

The District 14 Republican Legislative Central Committee submitted three names for Otter to consider. The other two nominees were army veteran Natalie Feuerstein, of Eagle, and financial services professional David J. Tiezekker of Meridian, according to the governor’s office.

“I wish to express my appreciation to Governor Otter for appointing me as the State Senator from District 14,” said Grow in a news release. “I look forward to serving the people of the great state of Idaho.”

His appointment is effective immediately.

A certified public accountant, Grow served two terms as a trustee on the West Ada School Board, was appointed by former Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to advisory committees focused on Idaho families and religious freedoms, and is a member of the West Boise Rotary Club.

The Eagle native received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and established Grow Ramussen & Co., CPA’s in Boise in 1976. He and his wife Rhonda have eight adult children.


February 14, 2018
Contact: Rod Lewis
(208) 890-2093

EAGLE, ID – With a focus on fiscal responsibility, educational opportunity and quality job creation, C. Scott Grow of Eagle today announced his candidacy as a republican for the Idaho State Senate representing Legislative District 14, which includes portions of Meridian, Eagle and Star.  As a small business owner, business consultant, former Certified Public Accountant and tax expert, Grow brings more than three decades of business and financial expertise to the Idaho Legislature.

“Having worked with thousands of clients over the years – many of whom live in District 14 – I believe every tax dollar collected from Idahoans should be spent wisely and demands the highest stewardship,” Grow said.  “My focus will be on growing our economy, creating quality jobs and preparing our students to enter the work force.  My 30 years of business experience will enable me to effectively advocate for conservative fiscal policies that align with the principles of fairness and stability which will provide greater opportunities for all Idahoans.”

An Idaho native, Grow’s prior public service includes being elected twice to serve on the Meridian School Board (now the West Ada District), including serving as board chairman where he helped to build Centennial High School.  He also served on the Idaho Association of School Boards, as well as on the taxation committees for the Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs.

“Having raised my family in Meridian and serving on the local school board underscores my commitment to a quality education for our children and grandchildren,” Grow said.  “We need to ensure our schools are well funded, but also accountable to the taxpayers for those funds. A strong public education system and fiscally responsible use of our tax dollars will lead to the kind of economic growth and prosperity we seek in western Ada County.”

Grow has long been involved in the community as a member of the West Boise Rotary Club.  Recognizing Grow’s commitment to civic duties, Governor Dirk Kempthorne appointed him to serve on two statewide advisory committees focused on Idaho families and religious freedoms.  “I’ve been given opportunities throughout my life to give back to my community and the great State of Idaho”, Grow said.  “I look forward to continuing that service on behalf of the residents of District 14.”

Scott Grow was born in Moscow, Idaho and was raised in Boise where he graduated from Borah High School.  After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and working for major accounting and consulting firms, he established Grow, Rasmussen & Co, CPAs, in Boise in 1976.

Scott and his wife Rhonda currently live in Eagle.  Most of their children and grandchildren live in the Treasure Valley.