Jon Huntsman to Address Town Hall Meeting at New England College
New England College will host presidential candidate Jon Huntsman
(R-Utah) in his first Town Hall meeting in New Hampshire on Tuesday, September 13
at 6:30 p.m. The ECON-101 Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Center
for Civic Engagement at New England College, will be held in the Simon
Center and is free and open to the public.
The ECON-101 series of Town Hall meetings provides an opportunity for political leaders to present their economic plan for America. Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will discuss the national budget, taxes, and spending. The one-hour program will include a presentation by the candidate and questions from the audience.
Jon Huntsman was elected governor of Utah in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. While in office, Huntsman developed a ten-point plan to revitalize the state’s economy. He focused on tax and healthcare reform and job creation and encouraged a business friendly environment. As a result, the Pew Center recognized Utah as the best managed state in the country. In education, Huntsman promoted student loan reforms and school tax credits.
Previously, Huntsman served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, deputy U.S. trade representative, U.S. trade ambassador, and assistant secretary of commerce for East Asia and the Pacific.
In 2009, President Barack Obama asked Huntsman to serve as the country’s Ambassador to China. He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire provides an open venue for political candidates wishing to address Town Hall style gatherings. In 2004, New England College welcomed all nine Democratic candidates in the presidential race. NEC has served as the lead organizer for College Convention in 2004, 2008, and 2012. College Convention brings together college and high school students from across the country to interact with candidates, media personalities, political analysts, and activists, for a first-hand experience with the workings of American democracy. For more information, please contact Dr. Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr., Professor of Political Science, at 603-428-2295. Dr. Lesperance is a frequent contributor to the dialog on public policy, the political process, and emerging trends in politics.