Anthony Cannella

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Anthony Cannella
Member of the California State Senate
from the 12th district
Assumed office
December 6, 2010
Preceded by Jeff Denham
Mayor of Ceres, California
In office
December 2, 2005 – December 6, 2010
Preceded by DeLinda Moore
Succeeded by Chris Vierra
Personal details
Born (1969-03-22) March 22, 1969 (age 45)[1]
New Idria, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie Cannella
Relations Sal Cannella (father)
Children Caleb
Residence Ceres, California
Alma mater University of California, Davis
Occupation Civil Engineer
Small Business Owner

Anthony Cannella (born March 22, 1969) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Senate. He is a Republican representing the 12th district, encompassing Merced and San Benito counties, as well as parts of Madera, Monterey, and Stanislaus counties. Prior to his election to the state senate, he served as Mayor of Ceres, California.

He is the son of Sal Cannella, a former Democratic assemblymember who lost an election bid in the same district in 1998.

Anthony Cannella was the only Republican to vote in favor of the California "Dream Act." He also regularly collaborates with fellow Republican state senator Andy Vidak, on issues such as high-speed rail and the 2014 California drought.

Electoral History[edit]


California State Senate elections, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Cannella 92,270 51.5%
Democratic Anna Caballero 86,923 48.5%
Totals 179,193 100.0%
Republican hold


External links[edit]

California Senate
Preceded by
Jeff Denham
Member of the California State Senate
12th District

December 6, 2010 – present