|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 7th District|
|Assumed office |
January 13, 1998
Serving with Carol A. Murphy
|Preceded by||Diane Allen|
|Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly|
January 8, 2002 – January 10, 2006
|Succeeded by||John J. Burzichelli|
Herbert C. Conaway Jr.
January 30, 1963
Trenton, New Jersey
|Residence||Moorestown, New Jersey|
|Alma mater||B.A. Princeton University (Politics)|
M.D. Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
J.D. Rutgers School of Law—Newark
Herbert C. Conaway Jr. (born January 30, 1963) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1998, where he represents the 7th Legislative District.
Conaway was born at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton on January 30, 1963 to Eva Christine Conaway (née Godard), a nurse at the hospital, and Herb Conaway, Sr., a history teacher at Bordentown Regional High School. He grew up in Bordentown attending high school there. Conaway graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics, received an M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and was awarded a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He is the only member of the legislature to hold both a medical degree and law degree. Conaway later served in the United States Air Force Medical Corps from 1992 to 1996, reaching the rank of Captain. He served at McGuire Air Force Base in Burlington County as general medical officer and as assistant director of the primary care clinic. He continues to practice medicine whilst serving in the legislature. He specializes in internal medicine and currently serves as director of the internal medicine clinic at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton. He formerly worked at Cooper University Hospital and had a practice in Willingboro. Formerly a resident of Delanco Township, he now lives in Moorestown.
New Jersey Assembly
Conaway was first elected to the General Assembly from the 7th District in 1997 as the top vote getter. The same election saw his running mate and second-place finisher, Jack Conners, be seated then removed due to voting machine issues and replaced in September 1998 by Republican Kenneth William Faulkner. Conners was subsequently elected in a 1998 special election and the two served together from the 7th district from that point until 2011 when Conners resigned. Since late 2011, his Assembly associate from the district has been Troy Singleton. He served as the Assembly's Deputy Speaker from 2002 to 2005.
Calling the proposed bill a "recipe for disaster" that could result in the spread of disease, Conaway opposed legislation proposed by Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk that would give parents the right to exclude their children from mandatory vaccinations, after hearings held in March 2011 by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. In 2019, Conaway supported legislation eliminating religious exemptions from mandatory vaccination requirements for students to be eligible to attend school.
- Health and Senior Services
- Science, Innovation and Technology
Campaign for the United States House of Representatives
Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 7th District for the 2014-2015 Legislative Session are:
|Republican||James "Jim" Keenan||22,144||24.3|
|Republican||Leah J. Arter||21,332||18.8||3.2|
|Republican||Aubrey A. Fenton||21,066||19.7|
|Democratic||Herb Conaway, MD||20,517||27.5||2.9|
|Conservative||Norman E. Wahner||1,025||1.4||0.4|
|Democratic||Herbert C. Conaway, Jr.||27,447||24.63||3.2|
|Reform||Carmen S. Zarrelli||900||0.8||N/A|
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- Herb Conaway, M.D. profile, Denison for State Senate / Conaway & Conners for State Assembly. Accessed August 8, 2007. Archived July 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Assembly Member Herbert C. 'Herb' Conaway Jr., Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 8, 2007.
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- Friedman, Matt. "N.J. Assemblyman rejects parents' plea for more say on kids' vaccinations", The Star-Ledger, March 8, 2011. Accessed March 17, 2011.
- Floor Statement - Assembly January 31, 2019 by Herb Conaway, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed December 11, 2019.
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- "2007-official-general-election-tallies(ga)-12.12.07.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
- "05831236.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
- "2003g_a_candidate_tally.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
- "2001-general-elect-gen-assembly-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
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- Assemblyman Conaway's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
- Assemblyman Herb Conaway website
- Assembly Member Herbert C. 'Herb' Conaway Jr., Project Vote Smart
- New Jersey Voter Information Website 2003
|New Jersey General Assembly|
| Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 7th District
January 13, 1998 – present
With: Jack Conners, Ken Faulkner, Troy Singleton