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Jon Huntsman, Jr.

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U.S. Governor

The Resume

    (March 26, 1960- )
    Born in Palo Alto, California
    Republican Governor of Utah (January 3, 2005-August 11, 2009)
    U.S. Ambassador to China (August 11, 2009-April 30, 2011)
    U.S. Ambassador to Singapore (1992-93)

Why he might be annoying:

    He dropped out of high school because he was more focused on playing music with local bands.
    He said he 'turfed too many times' while competing in motocross.
    He is Mormon, but, a few of his children attended Catholic school.
    He's a huge fan of REO Speedwagon.
    Fiscal conservatives criticized him for allowing Utah's per capita spending to increase roughly 10% during his time as Governor.
    Initially a progressive GOP leader on climate change, his stances became more conservative with time.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He earned his G.E.D., then graduated University of Pennsylvania.
    He spent two years doing mission work in Taiwan, where he learned to speak Mandarin fluently.
    He adopted children from India and China.
    He is a huge fan of the Foo Fighters.
    He was so popular in Utah, he was re-elected as Governor with 77% of the popular vote.
    He displayed moderate positions on some social issues, such as supporting civil unions for gay couples and questioning long-term military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Taxes were lowered for both businesses and citizens during his tenure as Utah Governor.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 60 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 28 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 133 Votes: 48.12% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 46 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 134 Votes: 43.28% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 169 Votes: 46.75% Annoying