Candidate Profile
Mike Canon

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Mike Canon
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 31
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Adams, Cathie

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Republican Women's Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
National Right to Life Committee

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Agree

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Strongly Agree

16. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Coming from a strong Christian home, I believe it is my duty to serve others in the ways in which the Lord has shown me, and using the strengths He has given me. I love and value my relationship with God. I love America and Texas. I cherish the Judeo-Christian principles on which our country was founded. I do not want to lose them. I believe in the sanctity of life and that every life has value and deserves protection. I hold dear the sanctity of family.


Background

Education
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, BA, 1968
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, MA, 1972
  • The University of Texas, Austin, JD, 1974
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, 2nd Lieutenant
Affiliations
  • City of Midland, Texas, Mayor
  • City of Midland, Texas, City Councilman
  • Midland Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
  • Midland Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chairman for Economic Development
  • Midland Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committe
  • Permian Basin Area Foundation, Chairman
  • St. Ann's Parish
Offices
  • Mayor, Midland, Texas, Held 2001-2007
  • City Council, Midland, Texas, Held 2000-2001
 

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