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  Cannon, Chris
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameChris Cannon
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Provo, Utah , United States
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Born October 20, 1950 (68 years)
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Oct 08, 2015 01:33pm
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Info'''Christopher Black Cannon'''

Chris Cannon was elected to Congress on November 5, 1996, by defeating three-term Representative Bill Orton. Cannon was one of only three Republicans defeating Democrat incumbents in the 1996 election.

Cannon was born in Salt Lake City on October 20, 1950. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree and a law degree from Brigham Young University, he worked as an attorney for four years.

In 1983, the Congressman was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Assistant Associate Solicitor in the Department of Interior and became Associate Solicitor in 1984. During his tenure, Cannon supervised approximately 100 attorneys working on surface coal mining issues.

In this position, he helped move oversight of coalmine reclamation from the federal government to the states. In 1986, Cannon worked as a consultant to the Assistant Secretary for Productivity, Technology and Innovation at the Department of Commerce.

In 1987, Chris with his brother, Joe, helped purchase and reopen Geneva Steel in Orem, Utah, restoring 2,500 steel worker jobs. In 1990, Chris purchased Geneva's new venture division, now called Cannon Industries, Inc.

From 1995-96, Chris Cannon served as the Utah Finance Chairman and on the National Finance Committee for Lamar Alexander for President. In 1992, Chris served as the Utah Finance Chairman and on the National Finance Committee for President George Bush's reelection. From 1991-92, he served as Finance Chairman for the Utah Republican Party. Chris has served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1992 and 1996. In the 1996 election, Chris was one of the five presidential electors.

Congressman Cannon married Claudia Fox in 1978. Claudia is a graduate from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spain and Rep. Cannon served as a missionary in Guatemala and El Salvador. They have eight children and reside in Mapleton, Utah.




JOB APPROVAL POLLS
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11/10/2005-11/12/2005 Dan Jones & Associates 50.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 25, 2008 09:50am General Utah Republican [Chris Cannon] says he's happy he lost primary  Article Monsieur 
Oct 06, 2006 12:25pm Statement Cannon: Teens "egging on" Foley in online sex scandal  Article RP 
Aug 17, 2006 04:00pm Scandal Lawmaker Helped Brother's Lobby Clients  Article RP 

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FAMILY
Father Adrian W. Cannon 1917-1991
Grandfather Joseph J. Cannon 1877-1945
Great-Grandfather George Q. Cannon 1827-1901
Grand Uncle John Q. Cannon 1857-1931
1st Cousin Once Removed Cavendish W. Cannon 1895-1962
Grand Uncle Frank J. Cannon 1859-1933
Brother Joseph "Joe" Cannon 1949-

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RACES
  06/24/2008 UT District 3 - R Primary Lost 40.22% (-19.56%)
  05/10/2008 UT District 3 - R Convention Won 31.87% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2006 UT District 3 Won 57.84% (+25.74%)
  06/27/2006 UT District 3 - R Primary Won 55.80% (+11.60%)
  05/13/2006 UT District 3 - R Convention Won 39.34% (+0.00%)
  11/02/2004 UT - District 03 Won 63.39% (+30.87%)
  06/22/2004 UT District 3 - R Primary Won 58.44% (+16.88%)
  05/08/2004 UT District 3 - R Convention Won 47.90% (+12.60%)
  11/05/2002 UT District 3 Won 67.43% (+38.44%)
  05/11/2002 UT District 3 - R Convention Won 56.18% (+28.05%)
  11/07/2000 UT District 3 Won 58.54% (+21.23%)
  11/03/1998 UT District 3 Won 76.90% (+61.10%)
  06/23/1998 UT District 3 - R Primary Won 75.79% (+51.59%)
  11/05/1996 UT District 3 Won 51.14% (+3.87%)
  06/25/1996 UT District 3 - R Primary Won 55.57% (+11.14%)
  05/04/1996 UT District 3 - R Convention Won 46.74% (+14.74%)
ENDORSEMENTS
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