Mike Canon is a native Midlander. He graduated in 1968 with a B.A. degree from Texas Tech University and in 1972 received an M.A. from Texas Tech in Economics. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1974. He is licensed to practice before the State courts of Texas and New Mexico. He is a past Council Member of the State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section. Mr. Canon is a past director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and a former member of the State Bar Committee for Continuing Legal Education.
Mike is the former Mayor of Midland, Texas, and a former At-Large member of the Midland City Council. He is Chairman of First Bancshares of Texas and past Chairman and currently a member of the Board of Directors of First Capital Bank of Texas. He has been active in the Midland Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice Chairman for Economic Development and Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee; he was an organizer and Chairman of Downtown Midland, Inc. Mike is Vice –Chairman and Member of the Permian Basin Area Foundation and is a past director of the Y.M.C.A. of Midland. He is active in St. Ann’s Parish of Midland. Mike and his wife, Judy, proudly have four children and their spouses, seven Grandchildren and another granddaughter on the way. They include Michael and his wife, Meredith, and their son, James; Stephen and his wife, Honor, and their children Jackson, Lenore and Noah; Christopher and his wife, Cory, and their daughter Caroline; and Elizabeth, and her husband, Todd, and their daughters, Clare and Cate. Christopher and Cory are expecting a daughter in the Spring.