Chris Cannon
American politician
Chris Cannon
Christopher Black "Chris" Cannon was a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the Republican Party, representing the third district of Utah from 1997 - 2009. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Brigham Young University (BYU) as well as J. Reuben Clark Law School of BYU. From 1980 until 1996 he was a lawyer, business owner, and venture capitalist, from which he became a millionaire.
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Tennessee State University Shooting: Gunman Opens Fire On Campus, Injuring 1
Huffington Post - about 3 years
One person was shot on the campus of Tennessee State University in Nashville on Tuesday night, The Tennessean reported. The shooting occurred just after 9 p.m. near Kean Hall on TSU's main campus. According to WSMV-TV, initial reports from the scene said the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses told WKRN-TV that two people were fighting about a gambling debt when others joined in the altercation and a man opened fire. The victim's identity has not been released. Police have not released details about the shooter. Just after 10 p.m., TSU issued an emergency message about the incident, urging all students on campus to "stay in shelter as secured as possible." BREAKING: reports of a shooting on the TSU campus, near Kean Hall. Working to get more info. Live at 10. — Chris Cannon (@NC5_ChrisCannon) January 29, 2014
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Diner’s Journal Blog: All'onda, the Next Act for 2 Altamarea Alumni
NYTimes - over 4 years
The chef Chris Jaeckle is teaming up with Chris Cannon to open a Venetian-style restaurant in November.
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‘Yes we Canada’: Comedians enter Canada as candidate in U.S. presidential race
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Brian Calvert and Chris Cannon are campaigning to get people to vote for Canada President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may be the two top contenders in the race for the White House, but two comedians and authors are suggesting … Continue reading →
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Video: Runaway jet collides with plane at Nashville airport
CBS News - over 4 years
Two private planes at Nashville International Airport collided, causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. Sources say the tow bar broke on a Gulfstream G5-50 setting the jet on a path for the smaller Beechcraft King Air. WTVF's Chris Cannon reports.
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Amateurs score on the break to lift IME League Cup
Scotsman - almost 5 years
Dilligaf FC defeated the Standard in the LEAFA Sunday IME League Cup Final at Civil Service on Sunday, to secure the first part of a potential cup double for the West Lothian side. Stephen McKee’s second-half strike proved enough for a 1-0 victory for Colin Flannigan’s team, who play the President’s Cup Final against Liberton Thistle this Sunday. Flannigan was delighted to have bagged the trophy in his club’s first season and said: “The boys played well, in the second half we were amazing. It means the world to us to win this in our first season. Now we’ll look to the President’s Cup but we know Liberton will be a tough game.” Standard began the match the better team, looking to work the ball from back to front down the right-hand side, with full-back Steven Wear proving the first port of call for goalkeeper Steven Parker. And they could have been two goals ahead in the early period, but frontman Struan Preston spurned his opportunities. First, the lone-striker stung the gloves ...
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Look out for classic cars
The Clitheroe Advertiser and Tim - almost 5 years
A CAVALCADE of classic cars will meander its way around the Ribble Valley on Sunday as the Lancashire Automobile Club stages its 10th anniversary St George’s Day Rally. Entrants will gather from 9-30 a.m. at Mitton Hall, near Whalley, for the popular event, run in conjunction with the Federation of Historic British Vehicle Clubs. A staggering line-up of around 110 classic and vintage cars is expected, with makes including Jaguar, Triumph, M, Austin Healeys, Alvis, Rolls-Royces, Armstrong Siddley, Rover, Morgan, Jowett, Austin, Citroen, Sunbeam Talbot, Bentley, BMW, Mercedes, Daimler, Lotus, AC Cobra, Alfa Romeo, and Ford to name but a few! After enjoying breakfast at Mitton Hall, the entrants will set off at 30-second intervals from 11 a.m. for the 75-mile tour of the scenic Ribble Valley, hopefully bathed in Spring sunshine. An excellent route has been planned, which also celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Pendle witch trials en route and ends at Shackleton’s Garden Centre ...
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City raises still an option in 2011-12 budget - Elgin Courier
Google News - over 5 years
The motion passed on a split vote with Ramirez, Miller, Chris Cannon, Theresa Scott and Stacey VanLandingham voting in favor. Mayor Marc Holm and councilmembers Kenneth Simpson and Keith Joesel voted no. Councilman Joey Miller said Tuesday night's
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St Andrew's BC: 15 Giffnock Milan BC: 0 - Inverclyde Now
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Cannon ended off a powerful run from full back with a sensational strike that gave the goalie no chance. Another well-worked short corner by Conor Larkin and Greg Gourley resulted in the seventh goal of the first period. Conor played the ball out
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Grant Will Make Employment Easier At Music City Center -
Google News - over 5 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville's Music City Center received a state grant to continue a program aimed at putting people to work at the massive construction project. Between 700 and 1000 people a day are working in some capacity on
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Roche Seeks $6.8 Billion Win on Heart Pill Where Pfizer Failed - Bloomberg
Google News - over 5 years
“There's excitement,” said Chris Cannon, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, in a telephone interview. “We've been thinking about this for decades. On the other hand, there's renewed caution and realization that it's hard to make
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Henry County Sheriff Answers Allegations In State Audit -
Google News - over 5 years
PARIS, Tenn. - Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew said he was shocked when he received an audit from the state comptroller's office. He was one of the county leaders who requested the investigation into the 24th Judicial Drug Task Force
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Hitler Mustache Spray Painted On Mural Of Ronald Reagan -
Google News - over 5 years
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Overnight Sunday someone spray painted Hitler's infamous mustache onto the face of Ronald Reagan. The damaged mural covers a wall at the Putnam County Republican Party headquarters in downtown Cookeville
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British Exchange Students Watch Violence From Hendersonville -
Google News - over 5 years
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - Sixteen British high school students and two of their teachers have spent the last several weeks in Hendersonville. They have been in the United States during the worst outbreak of violence Britain has seen in 20
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True Olympic spirit alive in town that created the games - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
"We've had NBC Television from America filming," said Chris Cannon, the genial chairman of the Wenlock Olympian Society, taking a break from programme-selling duties outside the entrance to William Brookes School – which, with the adjacent Much Wenlock
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Franklin 911 Center Inundated Thursday With Flash Flood Calls -
Google News - over 5 years
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Mid-afternoon Thursday the skies over the Cool Springs area of Franklin opened up. Several inches of rain caused flash flooding and hundreds of 911 calls to police. "And the volume, when it does pick up,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Cannon
  • 2008
    Age 57
    During the 2008 US Presidential election, conservatives attempted to link Obama to Ayers, a former radical leader of the Weather Underground.
    More Details Hide Details Regarding the claim that Ayers authored Obama's book, Millican concluded "I feel totally confident that it is false".
    In 2008, Cannon faced two primary opponents—Jason Chaffetz, a businessman and chief of staff to Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. and David O. Leavitt, brother of former governor Mike Leavitt.
    More Details Hide Details On the first ballot at the state convention, Chaffetz received 59.01% of the delegate vote to Cannon's 40.9%. As Chaffetz fell a few hundred votes short of clinching the nomination outright, Leavitt fell to third place on the first ballot and immediately endorsed Cannon. Young Leavitt supporters then walked into the convention hall with newly toted signs in support of Cannon, which The Salt Lake Tribune termed "likely a violation of the convention rules." The rule supposedly referred to is "Physical Arrangements – 3(d)" which states "No signs may be placed in or around the staging area of the arena or in the convention hall between bleachers in the main Assembly Hall, except as approved by the State Party," which prohibits the placement of signs in the convention hall, but not the carrying nor holding of signs. The supporters were asked to leave the hall by the state vice chairman and exited when called upon to do so.
    On June 24, 2008, he was defeated in the 2008 Republican Party third district primary by Jason Chaffetz, former chief of staff to then-Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.
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  • 2006
    Age 55
    From late 2006 to 2010, he served as editor of Utah's second-largest daily newspaper, Deseret Morning News (now Deseret News).
    More Details Hide Details Both Joe and Congressman Cannon admit that Joe had lobbied Cannon on three occasions, one of which was to join with three other lawmakers to press for a congressional hearing. They signed a letter that expressed concerns about a proposed contract—which is subject to approval by the Bush administration—between the Internet's primary oversight body (ICANN) and VeriSign Inc., a $4.2 billion California company. The agreement would permit VeriSign to increase the wholesale price it charges companies like Network Solutions for each Internet dot-com address from $6 per year to $7.86—or more if it can justify further price increases. These price increases would then be passed onto Internet users. Cannon acknowledged helping his brother's clients, pointing out that he had been active on the issue in the past before being approached by his brother. "If my wife decided to lobby, then we would probably say, 'No talking to my office.' I just don't see my brother in the same category," Cannon said. Joe has stated that he will not lobby his brother in the future.
    Chris Cannon is part of the well-known Cannon Family of Utah. His brother, Joe Cannon is the former GOP State Party Chairman, and was appointed as Editor in Chief of the Deseret Morning News in November 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He is the third member of his family to serve in the House, but the first voting member. His great-grandfather, George Q. Cannon, was a nonvoting member of the House from 1873 to 1881, while Utah was still a territory, whose son Frank Cannon was the state's first senator, as well as a non voting delegate.
    In May 2006, at the state GOP convention, Jacob surprised Cannon by winning 52 percent of the delegate ballots to Cannon's 48 percent—a shocking result for a five-term incumbent.
    More Details Hide Details Had Jacob won 60 percent of the delegate ballots, he would have won the nomination outright and ended Cannon's career. Team America PAC, a PAC dedicated to strict immigration enforcement, spent $50,000 on a radio advertising campaign attacking Cannon for his views on immigration ("A vote for John Jacob is a vote for cleaning up the immigration mess Chris Cannon helped make.") The Republican primary was held on June 27, 2006. Polls predicted a close race. However, Cannon received 32,306 votes (55.8%) and Jacob received 25,589 votes (44.2%). Cannon faced Democrat Christian Burridge, a consumer rights attorney and also a graduate of Brigham Young University's Law School, in November, as well as Jim Noorlander (Constitution Party) and Phil Hallman (Libertarian party). In the general election, Cannon received 92,621 votes (58%), Burridge 51,396 (32%), Noorlander 14,116 (9%) and Hallman 1,998 votes (1%). Cannon's 58 percent was somewhat closer than expected, given the heavy Republican tilt of his district.
    Cannon faced opposition in the primaries from a fellow Republican for the first five times he ran (and won), but his opposition in 2006 seemed potentially stronger.
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  • 2005
    Age 54
    In October 2005, millionaire real estate developer John D. Jacob announced that he would run against Cannon in 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 53
    In 2004, Cannon defeated Republican challenger Matt Throckmorton in the primary, getting 58.4% of the vote, in a race in which the major issue dividing the candidates was immigration policy.
    More Details Hide Details He then beat Democratic opponent Beau Babka 63%–33% in the November race. Cannon spent more than $600,000 to defeat Throckmorton and Babka. Throckmorton raised $84,000; Babka spent $35,000. The spending imbalance was offset to some extent by immigration reform groups that attacked Cannon through billboards, ads and Web sites, though these did not support his Democratic opponent.
    President Bush received 77% of the vote in the district in 2004, his second highest percentage for a congressional district not located in Texas.
    More Details Hide Details However, during his last three reelection bids, he faced primary challengers running well to his right.
  • 2003
    Age 52
    In January 2003, Cannon was elected chairman of the influential Western Caucus, an organization of over 50 Congressmen working on resource management issues.
    More Details Hide Details He was a cosponsor of HR 2043, legislation that would provide voting representation for the District of Columbia. The bill also gives another Congressional seat to Utah. Cannon was one of the most conservative members of the House. He has a lifetime rating of 96 from the American Conservative Union. This is not surprising, as he represented one of the most Republican districts in the nation.
  • 2001
    Age 50
    Cannon's chief of staff, Joe Hunter, said that the assets of the business were liquidated and Cannon repaid the loan to the Nebraska bank in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details The plant was sold to a Hasidic Jewish sect that took several years but finally reopened it in 2005. Ruse, who left the bank, was hired as manager for the reopened plant. Cannon's personal loan to Ruse remains outstanding. Cannon spokesman Charles Isom said that Ruse made a payment on the loan in late 1996 and then payments on the interest in 2000 and 2001. According to Cannon's financial disclosure forms, Cannon collected between $200 and $1,000 in interest on Ruse's loan in 2000 and 2001. He did not collect interest in 2002 or 2003 and has not otherwise received interest payments. Cannon's office stressed that the congressman has made repeated efforts to collect the loan. Cannon's most recent financial disclosure forms show the amount outstanding is still over $50,000. Chris Cannon's brother, Joseph Cannon, was chairman of the Utah Republican party, a former business partner of his brother, and led a team of 10 lobbyists at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a law and lobbying firm.
    In January 2001, Cannon hired David Safavian as his chief of staff.
    More Details Hide Details Safavian left on May 16, 2002, to take a position at the General Services Administration. Safavian was arrested in September 2005 in connection with the Jack Abramoff corruption case, and was convicted in June 2006 on four felony counts.
  • 2000
    Age 49
    In 2000, Cannon co-founded the Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine, which has nearly 130 members from both major political parties in 2008.
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  • 1999
    Age 48
    Cannon first entered the national spotlight in 1999, when as a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, he was one of 13 House "managers" who prosecuted the case against President Bill Clinton in the impeachment trial in the U. S. Senate.
    More Details Hide Details Cannon was named Chairman of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee at the beginning of the 108th Congress in January 2003, and has served as its ranking Republican from 2007 – 2009. He also served on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property. Cannon was also a member of the House Government Reform Committee. He served on the Subcommittees on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources as well as Regulatory Affairs. Cannon was also a member of the House Resources Committee, serving on the Energy and Mineral Resources and Forests and Forest Health Subcommittees.
  • 1996
    Age 45
    Cannon's financial disclosure statements show that he gave a loan of between $50,000 to $100,000 to Gary Ruse, an executive and later president of First National Bank of Nebraska, in September 1996.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, the bank made a loan of $250,000 to the Premium Beef of Nebraska company, a kosher beef packing plant in which Cannon was a major investor. Ruse said in an interview he played no part in getting Cannon the loan. It was a decision, he said, that was made by the bank's board of directors; he had recused himself. The Premium Beef plant operated for a little more than a year before closing its doors, after the rabbi who oversaw the preparation of the meat died.
    In 1996, Cannon was the Republican candidate in Utah's 3rd District against Democratic incumbent Bill Orton, who had managed to hold the seat for three terms (all by fairly large margins) despite its heavy Republican tilt.
    More Details Hide Details This time, however, the district's partisan lean proved too much for Orton to overcome, and Cannon defeated him by four points. He never faced another general election contest nearly that close, and was reelected five times.
  • 1980
    Age 29
    He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Brigham Young University (BYU) as well as J. Reuben Clark Law School of BYU. From 1980 until 1996 he was a lawyer, business owner, and venture capitalist, from which he became a millionaire.
    More Details Hide Details Other jobs include time as a solicitor for the United States Department of the Interior from 1983 to 1986, and time as Utah Republican Party finance chairman from 1992 until 1994.
  • 1950
    Born on October 20, 1950.
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