Hugh Cannon

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Hugh Cannon
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates District 36
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech
Master'sGeorge Mason University
Place of birthOakton, VA
ProfessionExecutive director
Personal website
Hugh Cannon was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 36 of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Cannon works as the executive director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington.

Cannon earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Virginia tech and his Master of Public Administration at George Mason University.



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Cannon ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 36. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and was defeated by incumbent Ken Plum (D) in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia House of Delegates, District 36 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKen Plum Incumbent 64.1% 9,522
     Republican Hugh Cannon 35.9% 5,327
Total Votes 14,849


In 2009, Cannon was a Republican candidate for Virginia House of Delegates District 36.

He received 40% of the vote, losing to incumbent Ken Plum in the general election on November 3, 2009.[1]


Campaign themes

  • Create Jobs

Excerpt: "Create a business-friendly environment to help expand existing businesses and attract new businesses to the area, strengthening our economy. We can do this by keeping taxes low, reducing government red tape and partnering with the business community to identify real solutions to business roadblocks."

  • Improve Transportation

Excerpt: "We need to have an “all of the above” solution that includes improving and expanding our roads, upgrading our metro and rail systems and providing efficient bus service. All projects need to be finished on time and on budget."

  • Government Accountability

Excerpt: "As a business leader, husband and father of three young children, I understand the value of stretching a dollar and will ensure that your taxes are spent wisely and efficiently. Right now we only receive 25 cents back of every tax dollar that is sent to Richmond for projects in Northern Virginia. That is unacceptable. I will work to bring your taxes home to fund projects critical to our community."


Cannon and his wife, Amy, have three children.

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