Connie Conway

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Connie Conway
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California State Assembly District 26
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 7
State Assembly Minority Leader
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Date of birthSeptember 25, 1950
Place of birthBakersfield, California
Office website
Connie Conway (b. September 25, 1950) is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She served as Minority Leader from 2008 to 2012.


Conway's professional experience includes working as a District Manager for the Corvel Corporation from 1994-2000, at Sweet's Home Medical from 1991-1994 and as a Wellness Coordinator at Kaveah Delta from 1988-1991.

She is a Director of the National Association of Counties and member of the Tulare City Historical Society, Tulare Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, and Tulare Kiwanis Club.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Conway served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Rules


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Conway served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Conway served on these committees:


Conway's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 1094 - Disposal of personal information
  • AB 1191 - Alcoholic beverages: proof of age: passports
  • AB 1438 - Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Political Courage test

Conway provided answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked her legislative positions she listed them as:

  • 1. Balance Budget
  • 2. More Water
  • 3. More Roads
  • 4. Improve quality of education including private schools
  • 5. Cut overall size and cost of government[2]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[3][4]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Conway ranked as a 6.[5]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Conway won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 26. She was displaced from her current district by redistricting. She and Jonathon Louis Sosa (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. She was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

California State Assembly, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngConnie Conway Incumbent 66.5% 72,061
     Democratic Jonathon Louis Sosa 33.5% 36,379
Total Votes 108,440


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Conway won re-election to the 34th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the June 8 primary. She defeated Democrat Esmeralda Castro in the November 2 general election.[8]

California State Assembly, District 34 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Connie Conway (R) 67,303
Esmeralda Castro (D) 28,657


In 2008 Conway was elected to the California State Assembly District 34. Conway (R) finished with 77,620 votes while her opponent Desmond Farrelly (D) finished with 44,263 votes.[9]

California State Assembly District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Connie Conway (R) 77,620
Desmond Farrelly (D) 44,263

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Conway is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Conway raised a total of $2,470,194 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[10]

Connie Conway's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 26 Won $1,458,077
2010 California State Assembly, District 34 Won $545,721
2008 California State Assembly, District 34 Won $466,396
Grand Total Raised $2,470,194


Conway won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Conway raised a total of $1,458,077.


In 2010, Conway raised $545,721 in contributions.[11]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Dental Association $16,300
Tulare County Medical Society $15,600
AT&T $12,200
California Association Of Health Plans $10,800


Below are Conway's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[12]

Contributor 2008 total
CA Medical Assoc $14,400
Tulare County Medical Society $7,500
CA Assoc of Realtors $7,200
Pitigliano Farms $6,100
Robert Smittcamp $5,600

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Berryhill (R)
California State Assembly District 26
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bill Maze
California State Assembly District 34
Succeeded by
Shannon Grove (R)