Former Midland Mayor Challenging Seliger in SD-31

Former Midland Mayor Mike Canon will challenge state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, in next year’s Republican primary, he said Saturday morning.

“I turned in my application and will announce it this afternoon in Midland,” he said.

Canon, an oil and gas attorney, was mayor of Midland from 2001 to 2008 and served on the city council before that. He’s a former president of the Midland Chamber of Commerce and one of the co-founders of Downtown Midland.

He has been a small political donor to Republicans ranging from former Speaker Tom Craddick, R-Midland, to Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney ...

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