Mike Canon

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Matt Canon
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Candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 31
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sTexas Tech University (1968)
Master'sTexas Tech University (1972)
J.D.University of Texas (1974)
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Campaign website
Matt Canon campaign logo
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Matt Canon was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 31 of the Texas State Senate.

Canon served as Mayor and on the City Council of Midland, Texas.

Biography

Canon earned his B.S. and M.S. in Economics from Texas Tech University in 1968 and 1972, respectively and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1974.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Canon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Effective Leadership

  • Excerpt: "To protect our liberties and improve our government, we must elect conservative, principled and effective leaders. District 31 needs positive and fair legislation for water, transportation, education, agriculture, energy and more."

Governmental Growth

  • Excerpt: "Big Government hinders productivity, job growth and international competitiveness. Our private sector can create jobs and economic prosperity, but government must get out of the way. Less government means more jobs and better jobs."

Taxes, Economic Issues

  • Excerpt: "People in the Panhandle, the Permian Basin and West Texas know how to spend their hard-earned dollars better than the government. I support lower taxes, job creation, and sound fiscal policies that help families keep the money they have earned. "

Abortion/ Right to Life

  • Excerpt: "Mike Canon is against abortion and believes that life begins at conception and ends at natural death."

Border Control

  • Excerpt: "I will fight to pass legislation that allows Texas to have a bigger say in how we handle immigration issues in our State."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Kel Seliger defeated Mike Canon in the Republican primary. Seliger will face Steven Gibson (L) in the general election.[2][3][4]

Personal

Canon and his wife, Judy, have four children.

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