Republican politician who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009. He produced an unsuccessful bet for the Republican nomination for Chief executive in 2012. He decreased out of senior high school to go after a career like a key pad player. Despite becoming from different celebrations he was appointed US Ambassador to China by Chief executive Barack Obama, a post he offered from 2009 to 2011. He offers seven children along with his wife Mary Kaye Cooper and he was raised as an associate from the Chapel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He dropped the Republican nomination for Chief executive to fellow mormon Mitt Romney.