BOISE - Five Idahoans - three Republicans and two Democrats - are vying to become the next governor of the Gem State.

With the May 15 primary election quickly approaching, we sat down with each candidate to find out what they stand for, and what their vision is for the future of the state.

Below is our series of candidate profiles, with links to each story:


Tommy Ahlquist: 'Let's bring excellence into everything we do'

The man who was instrumental in changing the landscape of downtown Boise says his passion is health care and education.


Education the centerpiece of Balukoff's campaign

The Democrat and former Boise School Board member says education is the most important thing we do for our kids.


Paulette Jordan says her leadership would begin with education

In our series of one-on-one interviews with the candidates, we get to know the Democrat from Plummer in north Idaho who believes the time for dramatic changes in our state is now.


Labrador wants to bring his conservative focus back home

After seven years as congressman in Idaho's 1st District, Republican gubernatorial candidate Raúl Labrador says now is the time to settle back into life in Idaho and a new opportunity to serve.


Brad Little wants tax relief, affordable health care

Lt. Gov. Little believes governing boils down to one question: "How do we create the best opportunity for our kids and grandkids to stay here, and for those that left, to come back?