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Bruce VonCannon
Candidate for
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 6
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Master'sM.A. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
OtherM.B.A., University of Indiana
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Bruce VonCannon was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] VonCannon was defeated in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]


VonCannon grew up in Asheboro, North Carolina, and was a state champion tennis player in high school. He pursued undergraduate studies at Princeton University, graduating in 1976, and then traveled to Singapore on a fellowship to Nanyang University to teach English. After returning to the U.S., VonCannon attended Purdue University, where he received a master's degree in Agricultural Economics, and the Indiana University, where he completed his M.B.A.

After stint coaching Taiwan's Davis Cup tennis team, he began a career in international finance. VonCannon lived in Singapore, Geneva, and Hong Kong, eventually becoming C.E.O of Edmond de Rothschild Group's banking operations. After retiring, VonCannon returned to North Carolina with his wife, Sandra.[3]



See also: North Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

VonCannon ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 6th District. VonCannon was defeated in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

VonCannon was criticized over residency questions related to his candidacy. In October 2013, he placed an offer to buy a home in Guilford County in the 6th District and changed his voter registration from the 2nd District to the 6th District on the day he moved into the home on December 2, 2013. VonCannon responded, saying, "I've been a voter in District 6 since 1972, when I was 18. I voted in District 6 every year from 1972 until 2011 (when his native Randolph County was annexed into the 2nd Congressional District)."[1]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Berger, Jr. 34.3% 15,127
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Walker 25.2% 11,123
Bruce VonCannon 11.5% 5,055
Zack Matheny 11.4% 5,043
Jeff Phillips 7.9% 3,494
Don Webb 4.3% 1,899
Mike Causey 3.2% 1,427
Kenn Kopf 1.2% 510
Charlie Sutherland 1% 458
Total Votes 44,136
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections


VonCannon released a campaign ad on April 28, 2014, against his opponent in the Republican primary, Phil Berger, Jr.[4]

VonCannon campaign ad criticizing primary opponent


VonCannon and his wife, Sandra, have two children.[3]

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