I know that Jon is the kind of leader who always puts country ahead of party and is always willing to sacrifice on behalf of our nation. That's what Jon has always doneObama taps GOP's Huntsman for China post May 16, 2009
The unintended consequence of the bill would be that parents and children would have no labels to guide them in determining the age appropriateness of the goods or serviceUtah governor vetoes video game bill Mar 26, 2009
With our state already coping with unprecedented loss of life and property due to record wildfires, extraordinary measures are called forUtah gov.: Fireworks pose wildfire risks Jul 18, 2007
Despite our differences, we will stay focused on the big picture between the United States and ChinaU.S. envoy defends arms sales to Taiwan Feb 03, 2010
In case Korea's auto import tariff falls to the U.S. level, the foreign share of the local market would increase to 12 percent in five yearsU.S. warns S. Korea on trade barriers Jan 23, 2002
Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah. He also served in the administrations of four United States presidents and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Huntsman worked as a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, and he was appointed by George H.W. Bush as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and later as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992–1993. Huntsman served as Deputy United States Trade Representative under George W. Bush, launching global trade negotiations in Doha, Qatar in 2001 and guiding the accession of China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization.
Huntsman has also served as CEO of his family's Huntsman Corporation and was elected Governor of Utah in April, 2004 and won re-election in 2008 with nearly 78% of the vote. During his tenure, Huntsman cut taxes by more than $400 million—the largest tax cut in the state's history—while still maintaining a budget surplus and Utah was named the "Best Managed State in America" by Pew Research Center. While governor, he also served as chairman of the Western Governors Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association. On August 11, 2009, he resigned as governor to accept an appointment as the United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.