Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Meet Jon Huntsman, Jr.: Jon Huntsman, Jr, at 60 years of age, has lived a varied and remarkable life in business and public service.
Family: Jon and his wife Mary Kaye have seven children, and eight grandchildren. Two sons are graduates of the US Naval Academy, serving as active naval officers. Jon’s favorite hobbies include music, where he’s played keyboard in numerous bands, and riding motorcycles.
Serving Our Nation: Jon Huntsman began his career as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He served each of the five U.S. presidents since then in critical roles around the world, including U.S. Ambassador to China and U.S. Ambassador to Russia. For his service, Huntsman received the state department’s highest honor, The Distinguished Service Award.
Serving Our State: Twice elected governor of Utah, Jon brought about strong economic and historic tax reforms, tripled the state’s rainy-day fund, and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. During his tenure, Utah was named the best managed state in America and number one in the nation in job growth.
Business: Jon served in numerous leadership capacities within the Huntsman Corporation. Previously he served as Chairman of the Atlantic Council, and on the boards of Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar Corporation, Chevron Corporation, and Hilton. Jon also served as Chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Our Priorities: Jon Huntsman, Jr. is running to be the governor for all Utahns, with a plan to lead Utah into the next decade of prosperity.
Utah Unlimited: The road ahead is challenging and Utah needs a bold vision that aims to do more than just get us “back to normal.” Huntsman’s Utah Unlimited plan will double Utah’s economy in the next decade.
COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Recovery: The impact of COVID-19 has changed a lot about what the immediate future looks like.
Rural Opportunity: While Utah’s urban areas have experienced an extended period of economic prosperity, the same cannot always be said for the rural parts of our state.
Mental Health: Utah has had a collective failure when it comes to mental health and it is a crisis that must not be ignored.
Growth: Over the past 15 years, Utah has led the nation as one of the fastest-growing states and the strongest and most diverse economy.
Education: COVID-19 will reachfar beyond the economy.
States’ Rights: Government closest to the people serves people best.
Public Lands: The federal government has far too much control of land in Utah and it is beyond time we make a change.
Republican Party: I am a Republican because I believe government is the servant of the people and government closest to the people is best.