Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 3/26/1960 (PaloAlto, CA) Race: White Religion: Mormon Residence: Salt Lake City, UT Education: BA from University of Pennsylvania, Philidelphia, PA Occupation: Businessman Office Type:Utah Governor; Governor-UT
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Jon M. Huntsman Jr. is chairman and chief executive officer of Huntsman Family Holdings LLC, the controlling shareholder in a $9.5 billion set of three major chemical manufacturing companies and hundreds of subsidiaries. He's the oldest of six sons and three daughters of Jon Huntsman, a name familiar to Utah voters and whose wealth is estimated at more than $2 billion.
He has worked for three presidents: under President Ronald Reagan he was a White House staff assistant; under President George H.W. Bush he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to Singapore; and for President George W. Bush he was Deputy U.S. Trade Representative/U.S. Trade Ambassador.
He also is president and CEO of Huntsman Cancer Foundation and has served on numerous corporate and charitable boards.
Jon Huntsman Jr. has not previously run for office.