Herbert Conaway, Jr.

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Herbert Conaway, Jr.
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New Jersey General Assembly District 7
Incumbent
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 16
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Assembly Majority Whip
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Master'sJefferson Medical College, 1989
J.D.Rutgers Law School, Camden, 1996
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Personal
Birthday01/30/1963
Place of birthBordentown, NJ
ProfessionPhysician, Private Practice
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Herbert Conaway, Jr. is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 1997. He currently serves as Majority Whip.

Biography

Conaway earned his B.A. in Politics from Princeton University in 1985, his J.D. from Rutgers Law School, Camden in 1996 and M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1989. His professional experience includes working as a private practicing physician and previously worked for Robert J. Maro, M.D. and the Cooper University Hospital. [1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Conaway served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Health and Senior Services, Chair
State and Local Government, Vice-Chair
Appropriations

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Conaway served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

According to his website, Conaway "remains committed in his efforts to tackle other important issues for New Jerseyans by introducing measures to provide real property tax relief, improve the educational system, protect consumers and promote economic development."[2]

  • A1377 "Prescription Drug Right-to-Know Act;" establishes clinical trials registry in DHSS; requires pharmaceutical companies to publicly disclose clinical trial data.
  • A1864 Prohibits municipalities from requiring permits for certain voter registration drives.
  • A3709 "New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act."
  • A4062 Establishes the "New Jersey Broadband and Electronic Health Information Network Authority."[3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Conaway won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 7. Conaway was bracketed with Troy Singleton. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He and incumbent Troy Singleton (D) defeated Jeff Banasz (R) and Anthony Ogozalek (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerbert Conaway, Jr. Incumbent 28% 34,978
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Singleton Incumbent 27.8% 34,772
     Republican Anthony Ogozalek 22.4% 27,991
     Republican Jeff Banasz 21.8% 27,233
Total Votes 124,974

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Conaway was elected to District 7 of the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. Conaway and Troy Singleton ran unopposed in the June 7 primary. Ken Gordon was also seeking the Democratic Party nomination but dropped out in late April.[8] Joseph Malone, III and Christopher Halgas ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[9]Conaway and Troy Singleton defeated Republican's Christopher Halgas and James Keenan in the general election.[10]

New Jersey General Assembly District 7 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHerb Conaway Incumbent 26.2% 23,908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Singleton Incumbent 25.6% 23,403
     Republican James Keenan 24.3% 22,144
     Republican Christopher Halgas 23.9% 21,828
Total Votes 91,283

Speculation

Molone retirement

With Redistricting moving his residence out of the 30th District, Joseph Malone, III was forced to run for re-election to the 7th District in 2011. Since Malone brought with him the status of a nine-term incumbent, NJ Spotlight identified the 7th District as a potential place for the GOP to pickup a seat in the Assembly.[11] However, following the primary election, Malone announced that he had decided not to run for re-election, but denied that redistricting had motivated his retirement.[12]

Redistricting

District 7 was split between both parties, with Republicans controlling the Senate seat and Democrats controlling the two Assembly seats. PolitickerNJ noted that several Republican-leaning areas were added to the area in redistricting, but since these districts came from solidly Republican districts, Democratic turnout in these areas could expand in 2011. Joseph Malone, III (R) was also moved into District 7 via redistricting, but decided to retire. Jack Conners (D), on the other hand, was moved out of District 7 by redistricting and ultimately decided to retire. Troy Singleton was quickly appointed to replace Connors in the Assembly and ran in District 7.[13][14]

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the 2009 general election, Conaway defeated challengers Leah J. Arter and Harry Adams. He was bracketed with Jack Conners.[15] [16]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Seventh Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herb Conaway (D) 36,127
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Conners (D) 35,156
Leah J. Arter (R) 21,332
Harry Adams (R) 20,763

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Conaway is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Conaway raised a total of $2,163,604 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[17]

Herbert Conaway, Jr's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $462,270
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $349,406
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $487,643
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $311,308
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $228,747
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $59,861
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $212,746
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 7 Won $51,623
Grand Total Raised $2,163,604

2011

Conaway won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Conaway raised a total of $462,270.

2009

Conaway won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Conaway raised a total of $349,406.

2007

Conaway won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Conaway raised a total of $487,643.

2005

Conaway won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Conaway raised a total of $311,308.

2003

Conaway won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Conaway raised a total of $228,747.

2001

Conaway won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Conaway raised a total of $59,861.

1999

Conaway won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Conaway raised a total of $212,746.

1997

Conaway won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Conaway raised a total of $51,623.

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Conaway’s endorsements included the following:[18] [19]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

Personal

Conaway lives in Delanco with his wife and two children.

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
  2. Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 10, 2014
  3. New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
  4. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  5. New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
  6. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  7. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
  8. Burlington County Times, "Gordon no longer pursuing Assembly," April 26, 2011
  9. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  10. Philly.com, "Malone says his departure had nothing to do with redistricting," June 15, 2011
  11. NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
  12. Philly.com, "Malone says his departure had nothing to do with redistricting," June 15, 2011
  13. PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
  14. NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
  15. Associate Press, "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014
  16. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results,accessed April 10, 2014
  17. followthemoney.org, "Conaway MD, Herbert" accessed August 15, 2013
  18. PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013
  19. Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013