Fmr Ambassador Jon Huntsman Announces Run for Utah Governor

Former ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has announced his candidacy for governor in Utah.

Huntsman was previously the governor in Utah.

According to Fox News:

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman announced Thursday morning that he is running for his old job once again.

Huntsman left the governorship in the middle of his second term in 2009 to serve as ambassador to China in the Obama administration. He recently finished a two-year stint as ambassador to Russia under President Trump, which ended when he decided to return to Utah last month. (Huntsman had announced his resignation in August.)

“We’ve served our country in the top two diplomatic posts in the world,” Huntsman said in a campaign video featuring him and his wife Mary Kaye Huntsman. “Now we feel it is time to give back to our home state. Again.”


Huntsman unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Earlier in his career, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore under President George H.W. Bush.

Huntsman’s exit from the Trump administration was a huge loss for the United States but it looks like the citizens of Utah have a huge opportunity for a win.


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