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Dean Cannon
Dean Cannon.jpg
Florida House Of Representatives District 35
Former member
In office
2004 - November 16, 2012
Speaker of the House
2010 - 2012
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1989)
J.D.University of Florida (1992)
Date of birthAugust 2, 1968
Place of birthBitburg U.S. Air Force Base, Germany
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Dean Cannon was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 35th District from 2004 to 2012 and served as Speaker of the House.

Cannon currently works as an attorney. He has previously served as General Counsel to the Orange County 2000 Charter Review Commission, Chair of the Board of Directors of Life for Kids Adoption Agency, and on the Board of Trustees of the Orlando Science Center.[1]


Cannon did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Cannon's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 459 - "Corporate Income Tax: Deletes specified provisions relating to federal amendments to federal law dealing with bonus depreciation for purposes of adjusted federal income & corporate income tax liability"
  • HB 1219 - "Regulation of State Lands and Oil and Gas Resources: Authorizes Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund to accept bids for oil & gas leases on specified submerged lands; provides location restrictions on refining & retail sale of oil & gas extracted pursuant to such leases"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dean Cannon endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cannon served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cannon served on these committees:



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cannon did not run for re-election in 2012.[4]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cannon ran for re-election to the 35th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Cannon defeated Amy Mercado, who ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket and Juanita Virone, who ran for the Florida Tea Party. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 35
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Cannon (R) 23,007 57.88%
Amy Mercado (D) 15,887 39.97%
Juanita Virone (Tea) 853 2.15%
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Cannon was endorsed by:

  • Central Florida Tea Party Council [6]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Cannon raised $1,182,415 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $72,275
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $6,500
Florida Retail Federation $4,500
Hospital Corp Of America $4,000


Below are Cannon's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Southern Gardens Citrus $3,500
Outlook Media $2,000
FL Assoc of Realtors $2,000
Hospital Corporation of America $2,000
FL Hospital Assoc $1,500

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 35
Succeeded by
Robert Schenck (R)