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Rep. Chris Cannon

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Rep. Chris Cannon

Rep. Chris Cannon

Party: Republican

Wife: Claudia Ann Fox Cannon

Children: 8

Birthdate: Oct. 20, 1950

Birthplace: Salt Lake City

Education: Brigham Young University, 1974, University Studies; Brigham Young University, juris doctorate, 1980

Political experience: U.S. congressman (1997-present)

Professional highlights: Deputy associate solicitor and associate solicitor, Department of the Interior, 1983-86; helped brother Joe and others purchase Geneva Steel in 1987; venture capitalist

Quote: "Utah is a small state, populationwise, but our values, our priorities and our hopes are important ones that must be aggressively and effectively represented in Washington, D.C. Experience and leadership are important when it comes to providing that kind of representation for the 3rd District, as is the willingness to take on the tough battles that will shape the future of our nation, our state and, yes, our families."

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