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 46)[1]
New Idria, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie Cannella
Relations Sal Cannella (father)
Children 4
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." Senator Cannella has developed a reputation of being an independent-minded legislator, working with his colleagues on measures that promote government transparency, fiscal responsibility, and new water infrastructure, among other accomplishments.

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
Total votes 179,193 100.0
Republican hold


California's 12th State Senate district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Cannella (incumbent) 47,551 63.8
Democratic Shawn K. Bagley 27,017 36.2
Total votes 74,568 100.0
General election
Democratic Shawn K. Bagley 33,059 38.0
Republican Anthony Cannella (incumbent) 54,039 62.0
Total votes 87,098 100.0
Republican hold


External links[edit]

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

December 6, 2010 – present