RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Republican Tommy Ahlquist — a candidate for governor — is just around the corner to wrapping up his '44 counties in 44 days' campaign.
Ahlquist stopped by Minidoka County (and Lincoln County) Saturday to meet with Idahoans and lay out a blueprint for a greater Idaho.
31 days in, he told us majority of the concerns he hears includes getting better paying jobs, making education thrive and lowering these sky rocketing healthcare premiums.
He said addressing those issues will be his top priorities if elected.
"The education piece — that's the foundation of our economy and that will help drive our business. There's a lot we can do to reduce regulations on our business and create tax policies that allow our businesses to thrive," he explained. "Healthcare not only affects every single business but it also affects those families."
Ahlquist has about 10 more stops during this campaign. He will wrap up the '44 counties in 44 days' in Cascade on November 4, but it doesn't end there.
He said he plans to meet as many people as possible to earn their vote May 15.