Jon Huntsman

Name: Jon Huntsman
Occupation: Former Ambassador to China and former Governor of Utah
Age: 51

About the Candidate: From 2009 to 2011, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was called upon by President Barack Obama to represent the United States as an ambassador to China due to his strong ties to the region as a businessman and his ability to speak Mandarin Chinese.

Before his international work, Huntsman was a two-term governor to the state of Utah beginning in 2004. Under his governorship, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Utah was ranked number one in the nation in terms of job growth at a rate of 5.9 percent between 2005 and 2009.