Herb Conaway

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Herb Conaway
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 7th District
Assumed office
January 13, 1998
Serving with Carol A. Murphy
Preceded byDiane Allen
Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
January 8, 2002 – January 10, 2006
LeaderAlbio Sires
Succeeded byJohn J. Burzichelli
Personal details
Born
Herbert C. Conaway Jr.

(1963-01-30) January 30, 1963 (age 56)
Trenton, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceMoorestown, New Jersey
Alma materB.A. Princeton University (Politics)
M.D. Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
J.D. Rutgers School of Law—Newark
OccupationPhysician
WebsiteLegislative Website

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.

Early Life[edit]

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.[1][2][3] 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.[4] He is the only member of the legislature to hold both a medical degree and law degree.[5] Conaway later served in the United States Air Force Medical Corps from 1992 to 1996, reaching the rank of Captain.[4] He served at McGuire Air Force Base in Burlington County as general medical officer and as assistant director of the primary care clinic.[5] 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.[3] Formerly a resident of Delanco Township, he now lives in Moorestown.[3][5][6]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

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.[7] 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 rejected 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.[8] '

Committees[edit]

  • Health and Senior Services
  • Appropriations
  • Science, Innovation and Technology

Campaign for the United States House of Representatives[edit]

Conaway ran for the United States House of Representatives for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the 2004 elections, losing to Republican Jim Saxton[9]

District 7[edit]

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:[10]

Electoral History[edit]

Assembly[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017 [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 39,879 33.1 Increase 2.5
Democratic Carol Murphy 38,819 32.3 Increase 2.4
Republican Octavia Scott 20,941 17.4 Decrease 1.9
Republican Robert Thibault 20,726 17.2 Decrease 1.7
Total votes 120,365 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 22,559 30.6 Increase 2.6
Democratic Troy Singleton 22,056 29.9 Increase 2.1
Republican Bill Conley 14,272 19.3 Decrease 3.1
Republican Rob Prisco 13,949 18.9 Decrease 2.9
Total votes 72,836 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 34,978 28.0 Increase 1.8
Democratic Troy Singleton 34,772 27.8 Increase 2.2
Republican Anthony Ogozalek 27,991 22.4 Decrease 1.9
Republican Jeff Banasz 27,233 21.8 Decrease 2.1
Total votes 124,974 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herb Conaway 23,908 26.2
Democratic Troy Singleton 23,403 25.6
Republican James "Jim" Keenan 22,144 24.3
Republican Christopher Halgas 21,828 23.9
Total votes 91,283 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 36,127 31.9 Increase 3.7
Democratic Jack Conners 35,156 31.0 Increase 3.0
Republican Leah J. Arter 21,332 18.8 Decrease 3.2
Republican Harry Adams 20,763 18.3 Decrease 3.5
Write-in Personal choice 20 0.02 N/A
Total votes 113,398 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 22,865 28.2 Decrease 4.6
Democratic Jack Conners 22,760 28.0 Decrease 4.2
Republican Brian Propp 17,843 22.0 Increase 4.0
Republican Nancy Griffin 17,741 21.8 Increase 4.8
Total votes 81,209 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2005[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 36,221 32.8 Increase 6.6
Democratic Jack Conners 35,562 32.2 Increase 6.1
Republican Joe Donnelly 19,902 18.0 Decrease 6.4
Republican Mike Savala 18,718 17.0 Decrease 6.3
Total votes 110,403 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2003[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herb Conaway 22,161 26.2 Decrease 3.3
Democratic Jack Conners 22,059 26.1 Decrease 3.6
Republican Jean Stanfield 20,600 24.4 Increase 4.1
Republican Mike Savala 19,727 23.3 Increase 3.6
Total votes 84,547 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2001[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Conners 31,703 29.7
Democratic Herb Conaway 31,547 29.5
Republican Clara Ruvolo 21,740 20.3
Republican Aubrey A. Fenton 21,066 19.7
Conservative Hosey Best 850 0.8
Total votes 106,906 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1999[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jack Conners 20,667 27.7 Increase 3.1
Democratic Herb Conaway, MD 20,517 27.5 Increase 2.9
Republican Gary Daniels 16,086 21.6 Decrease 2.9
Republican Clara Ruvolo 15,338 20.6 Decrease 1.9
Conservative Norman E. Wahner 1,025 1.4 Increase 0.4
Conservative Hosey Best 896 1.2 Increase 0.1
Total votes 74,529 100.0
New Jersey general election, 1997[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herbert C. Conaway, Jr. 27,447 24.63 Increase 3.2
Democratic Jack Conners 27,402 24.59 Increase 3.4
Republican Ken Faulkner 27,335 24.53 Decrease 3.2
Republican George Williams 25,122 22.5 Decrease 3.0
Conservative Hosey Best 1,257 1.1 N/A
Conservative Raymond Hellings 1,091 1.0 N/A
Reform Carmen S. Zarrelli 900 0.8 N/A
Reform George Guzdek 880 0.8 Decrease 0.7
Total votes 111,434 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. Bio Page". NJ Assembly Majority Office. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  2. ^ Staff (July 25, 2014). "Rest in Peace: Eva Christine Conaway". Politicker NJ. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Kitchenman, Andrew (May 20, 2015). "Profile: Assemblyman Brings Physician's Perspective to Healthcare Issues". NJ Spotlight. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Assemblyman Conaway's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed November 18, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c 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
  6. ^ Assembly Member Herbert C. 'Herb' Conaway Jr., Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 8, 2007.
  7. ^ Staff. "CONNERS ORDERED TO LEAVE ASSEMBLY \ A DISPUTED ELECTION LED TO A RULING THAT A REPUBLICAN MUST TAKE HIS SEAT, SETTING STAGE FOR REMATCH WITH KEN FAULKNER.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 3, 1998. Accessed June 23, 2010.
  8. ^ Friedman, Matt. "N.J. Assemblyman rejects parents' plea for more say on kids' vaccinations", The Star-Ledger, March 8, 2011. Accessed march 17, 2011.
  9. ^ Mansnerus, Laura. "ON POLITICS; Clueless in New Jersey, Or Refreshingly Out of Touch?", The New York Times, November 7, 2004. Accessed July 23, 2009.
  10. ^ Legislative Roster 2014-2015 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  12. ^ "2015-official-ge-results-nj-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  13. ^ "2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  14. ^ "2011-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-results-121411.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  15. ^ "2009-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  16. ^ "2007-official-general-election-tallies(ga)-12.12.07.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  17. ^ "05831236.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  18. ^ "2003g_a_candidate_tally.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  19. ^ "2001-general-elect-gen-assembly-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  20. ^ "1999-general-elect-gen-assembly-candidate-tallies.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  21. ^ "1997-general-election-results-state-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 March 2019.

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Diane Allen
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 7th District
January 13, 1998 – present
With: Jack Conners, Ken Faulkner, Troy Singleton
Succeeded by
Incumbent