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Posted April 17, 2011
Jon Huntsman

Republican presidential candidate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman makes a statement during a debate,  Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, Pool)

Former U.S. Ambassador to China

“What we need now is leadership that trusts in our strength. Leadership that doesn’t promise Washington has all the solutions to our problems, but rather looks to local solutions in our cities, towns and states.”


Age: 51

Birthplace: Palo Alto, Calif.

Family: Mary Kaye Cooper (wife); Children: Mary Anne, Abigail, Elizabeth, Jon, William, Gracie Mei, and Asha Bharati

Alma mater: Bachelor’s degree, University of Pennsylvania, 1987

Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Current job: Former U.S. Ambassador to China

Previous experience: Has never run for president


ABC NEWS Video: Huntsman announces candidacy, June 21, 2011.



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