ROCHESTER, MI - NOVEMBER 09:  Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks during a debate hosted by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party at Oakland University on November 9, 2011 in Rochester, Michigan. The debate is the first meeting of the eight GOP presidential hopefuls since allegations of sexual impropriety have surfaced against front-runner Herman Cain.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jon Huntsman

Jon Huntsman Jr. is the former Utah governor (2004-2008) and ambassador to China under the Obama administration. In broad capacities, he has served four U.S. presidents. He was White House Staff Assistant under Ronald Reagan. He was George H.W. Bush’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Ambassador to Singapore. He also served as President George W. Bush’s Deputy United States Trade Representative. During his second term as governor of Utah, Huntsman resigned to accept the post as Ambassador to China in 2009. In June of 2011, he announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.