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Gubernatorial candidate to visit Bonners Ferry
October 3, 2017
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Tommy Ahlquist will host nine “44 Counties in 44 Days Tour” events in North Idaho this week starting at noon Thursday, October 5, at the Grangeville Senior Center. He'll visit Bonners Ferry at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at the Bonner's Ferry Visitors Center, and everyone is welcome.

Other North Idaho stops include the Osburn VFW Hall, E318 Mullan Avenue, Osburn, at 1 p.m., the Benewah County Federal Building, S222 7th Street, St. Maries, at 4 p.m. and at the Kroc Center, W1765 Golf Course Road, Coeur d'Alene at 7 p.m., all on Friday, October 6, and at the Sandpoint Community Hall, S204 First Avenue, Sandpoint, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, November 3.

Dr. Ahlquist grew up on his family’s farm and came to Idaho to play basketball at Ricks College and pursue a career in medicine. During this time, Tommy took a break from studying to serve a mission in Brazil with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He earned his medical degree from the University of Utah and completed specialty training for emergency medicine at the University of Arizona. After completing his medical training, he and his family returned to Idaho to begin his career.

As an ER doctor in Idaho, Tommy has improved people’s lives, caring for tens of thousands of patients. He has saved patients’ lives and helped families deal with tremendous loss. During this time, he was inspired to help create FACES of Hope Victim’s Center after seeing the desperate need for community services for victims of abuse and neglect. In 2015 and 2016 alone, the organization helped over 3,000 women and children.

As a community leader, Tommy has served on the Boise Chamber Board of Directors, the President’s Board of Directors for Boise State University, the United Way Treasure Valley Board, the American Heart Association Board, Together Treasure Valley and is President of the FACES Foundation of Idaho. He also is on the YMCA’s Comprehensive Campaign Cabinet and recently co-founded the Treasure Valley Leadership Alliance and Idaho 2020: Investing in Idaho’s Future.

Tommy is married to his high school sweetheart Shanna. Together, they have four children.

To learn more, and for the schedule of all Ahlquist's stops, visit

At the events, Tommy will share his Conservative Blueprint to Build an Even Better Idaho - offering area residents and press the opportunity to attend, listen to his plans for the future of Idaho and ask questions in a public forum format.
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