Tony McConkey

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Tony McConkey
Tony McConkey (2007).jpg
Member of the
Maryland House of Delegates
from District 33A
Assumed office
January 8, 2003
Preceded by Janet Greenip
Personal details
Born (1963-11-21) November 21, 1963 (age 53)
Cheverly, Maryland
Political party Republican
Website Official website

Tony McConkey (born November 21, 1963) was first elected to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates in 2002, taking the seat of former Delegate Janet Greenip, who ran for a State Senate seat. McConkey serves in District 33, which is located in Anne Arundel County Maryland. He won reelection in 2006.[1] He serves along with fellow Republican Cathy Vitale.

Born in Cheverly, Maryland, November 21, 1963. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 1986; B.S. (business management), 1986. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1990. Real estate broker. Property manager, Aegis Management. Member, Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee, 1995-2002. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2008. Member, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus. Married; three children.

Career[edit]

In addition to serving as a delegate, McConkey is also a real estate broker and property manager for Sell DC Real Estate.

As a member of the Republican Party in the Maryland House of Delegates, he serves as Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee.

McConkey fought in March 2007 to allow for an elected school board in Anne Arundel County. However, a bill was passed that allowed the Governor to select the members from a list. McConkey and Warren Miller were the only dissenting votes.[2]

Another issue that McConkey advocates is limiting privileges for illegal immigrants. He co-sponsored a bill in the House, similar to the one submitted by State Senator Greenip that would require driver's license applicants to prove they are citizens of the United States.[3] Currently, Maryland is one of several states that does not demand proof of citizenship to obtain a driver's license.[4]

McConkey's is a real estate Broker[5] in 2010 after he pleaded guilty to violating laws that protect homeowners during foreclosure. In 2013, he was reprimanded by the House for introducing legislation that would have personally benefited him.[6]

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[7]
  • voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[8]
  • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[9]
  • voted against slots in 2005 (HB1361)[10]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 33rd District, Division A[11]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
James King, Rep. 18,542   29.0%    Won
Tony McConkey, Rep. 16,655   26.0%    Won
Patricia Weathersbee, Dem. 15,226   23.8%    Lost
Paul G. Rudolph, Dem. 13,461   21.0%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 73   0.1%    
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 33rd District, Division A[12]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
David Boschert, Rep. 20,279   33.0%    Won
Tony McConkey Rep. 16,157   26.3%    Won
Jim Snider, Dem. 11,427   18.6%    Lost
Steve Rizzi, Dem. 10,939   17.8%    Lost
Michael Anthony Lagana, Unaffiliated 2,622   4.3%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 31   0.1%    
  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 30th District[13]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Michael E. Busch Dem. 24,075   21%    Won
Virginia P. Clagett, Dem. 24,036   21%    Won
Richard D'Amato, Dem. 20,223   18%    Won
Phillip D. Bissett, Rep. 18,690   16%    Lost
Anthony McConkey, Rep. 12,353   11%    Lost
Edward J. Turner, Rep. 14,119   12%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 22A[14]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Anne Healey Dem. 8,475   31%    Won
Richard A. Palumbo, Dem. 9,246   34%    Won
Anthony McConkey, Rep. 5,584   20%    Lost
Keith L. Poptanich, Rep. 3,989   15%    Lost

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  2. ^ Story expired! (HometownAnnapolis.com)
  3. ^ Story expired! (HometownAnnapolis.com)
  4. ^ Garcia, Monique (March 29, 2007). "Illinois moves forward on immigrants' driving permit - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ Fuller, Nicole (October 26, 2010),Anne Arundel delegate loses real estate license, The Baltimore Sun
  6. ^ Jackson, Alex (February 5, 2013)House reprimands McConkey for ethical lapse, Annapolis Capital
  7. ^ http://mlis.state.md.us/2007rs/billfile/HB0359.htm
  8. ^ http://mlis.state.md.us/2007RS/votes/house/0690.htm
  9. ^ http://mlis.state.md.us/2006rs/votes/house/0942.htm
  10. ^ http://mlis.state.md.us/2005rs/votes/house/0152.htm
  11. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Aug. 11, 2007
  12. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 23, 2007
  13. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 23, 2007
  14. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 23, 2007

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