Joan Carter Conway

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Joan Carter Conway
Maryland State Senate District 43
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 18
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Baltimore City Council
AssociatesCommunity College of Baltimore, 1987
Bachelor'sUniversity of Baltimore, 1988
Date of birthApril 5, 1951
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
Office website
Joan Carter Conway (b. April 5, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996. She previously served on the Baltimore City Council from 1996 to 1997.

Conway earned her A.A. from the Community College of Baltimore in 1987 and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Baltimore in 1988. Her professional experience includes working for the Model Cities Program, Urban Services Agency, as Director of Helping Unite Baltimore #13, Department of Housing and Community Development for Baltimore City, and Program Director of Stability, Uniqueness, Renewal and Elevation for the Jentry McDonald Corporation.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Joan Carter Conway defeated Bill Henry in the Democratic primary. Conway faces Henry in the general election.[1][2][3]

Maryland State Senate, District 43 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Carter Conway Incumbent 64.5% 9,821
Bill Henry 35.5% 5,404
Total Votes 15,225


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Conway ran for re-election to the 43rd District seat in 2010. She defeated Hector Torres in the primary election on September 14, 2010. Conway was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Maryland State Senate, District 43 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joan Carter Conway (D) 27,583 100%


On November 7, 2006, Conway ran for District 43 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Maria Allwine.[5]

Maryland Senate, District 43
Candidates Votes Percent
Joan Carter Conway (D) 24,686 88.7%
Maria Allwine (G) 3,095 11.1%
Write-Ins 60 0.2%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Conway was up for re-election, she raised $91,364 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $4,000
Maryland Marine Contractors Association $4,000
Nevada Fine Wine & Spirits $3,500
Louisiana Demolition Inc $3,000


In 2006 Joan Carter Conway collected $54,608 in donations.[7]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Baltimore City Sitting Judges Committee $5,000
Maryland Realtors Association $4,200
Enterprise Rent-A-Car $2,410
Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Association $2,000
Ben Cardin for Senate $2,000


Conway and her husband, Vernon, have one child.

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