Mike Canon is a native West Texan and a graduate of Midland High School. He attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a B.A. in 1968. Upon completion of active duty in the Army, Mike returned to graduate school and obtained his M.A. in Economics from Texas Tech. He then entered Law School at The University of Texas in 1972.
He has had a distinguished career in the legal and banking professions. Mike previously served as Mayor of Midland and At Large Seat on the Midland City Council. He was a Co-Founder of the Downtown Midland, Inc. Vice-chair of Vision 2000 Task Force on Economic Development, Chairman of the Midland Chamber of Commerce, Vice President for Community Development for the Midland Chamber of Commerce, and past Director of the YMCA. Mike is currently serving as immediate past Chair of the Permian Basin Area Foundation Board of Governors and is a member of the Board of Directors of “The Way” Retreat Center.
Mike is an active parishioner at St. Ann’s Church and serves in various capacities in his Parish. Mike and his wife, Judy, have four children, Michael, Stephen, Christopher, and Elizabeth, and eight beautiful, smart and talented grandchildren.
Mike will work hard to limit the size of government to foster private sector productivity, job growth and competitiveness. He’ll make sure government gets out of the way to let job creators thrive. Less government means more jobs and better jobs.
People in the Panhandle, the Permian Basin and West Texas know how to spend their hard-earned dollars better than the government. Mike supports lower taxes, job creation, and sound fiscal policies that help families keep the money they have earned.
Mike is pro-life without exception. He believes that all life is sacred and that life begins at conception and ends at natural death.
Mike believes that border security is an urgent matter for Texans. He’ll support efforts to continue cracking down on Sanctuary Cities and illegal immigration.