By: Nate Eaton

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In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tommy Ahlquist.

Ahlquist is a Boise business developer and medical doctor who has never run for political office. He is known for transforming the corner of 8th and Main from a 25-year hole in downtown Boise to the Zion’s Bank Building, now the tallest structure in Idaho. Over the last 10 years, Ahlquist has built over two million square feet of commercial property across the state.

During their conversation, Eaton asked Ahlquist why he is running for governor, what he’s learned as a businessman and doctor, how he plans to fix health care, his view on the future of Idaho and more.

Ahlquist joins Congressman Raul Labrador, Lt. Governor Brad Little and former State Sen. Russ Fulcher in the race to succeed Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. All candidates have been invited to appear on East Idaho Newsmakers.

Watch the video above to see our entire conversation with Ahlquist.

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