Chris Cannon, Mayor-at-Large, was first elected to represent Ward 3 in 2009. He was sworn in as Mayor on May 10, 2016. Born and raised in Elgin, Mayor Cannon accomplished the rank of Eagle Scout before graduating from Elgin High School in 2003. He earned a degree in Communications and Journalism at Texas A&M University in 2009. During college he worked for State Representative Fred Brown as the District Director for Texas House District 14. After graduating A&M, Mayor Cannon returned to Elgin and was elected to the Elgin City Council. Before starting his own business, He worked for Commissioner Lee Dildy on the Road and Bridge Crew in Precinct 4 and learned a great deal about road construction and planning. He previously served on the Elgin Economic Development Board. He serves as president of the Elgin Kiwanis Club, and is also on the Chamber of Commerce Board. The Mayor and his wife, Lauren, own Cannon Insurance Services in Elgin and are very active in the community in which they were both born and raised. They are very proud to raise their 2 children, Mason and Caroline in the city that they love so much.