Mike Conaway (Texas)
|U.S. House, Texas, District 11|
|January 3, 2005-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Midland, TX, School Board|
|High school||Odessa Permian High School|
|Bachelor's||Texas A&M University-Commerce|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1970-1972|
|Date of birth||June 11, 1948|
|Place of birth||Borger, TX|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Conway won re-election on November 6, 2012.
After earning his bachelor's from the University of Texas, Conaway served in the United States Army for two years. He went on to be a certified public accountant and bank executive. He also served on the school board of Midland, TX.
- 2005-present: U.S. House of Representatives
Conaway is a member of the following House committees:
Conaway ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 11th District. He defeated Wade Brown and Chris Younts in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Jim Riley (D) and Scott Ballard (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House, Texas District 11 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Conaway Incumbent||78.6%||177,742|
|Libertarian||Scott J. Ballard||2.8%||6,311|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 2, 2010, Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating James Quillian (D) James A. Powell (L) Jim Howe (G).
|Mike Conaway (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 14, 2012||$526,120.14||$240,048.93||$(123,495.03)||$642,674.04|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$642,674.04||$81,774.57||$(165,019.98)||$559,428.63|
Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,098,814 and spent $1,153,196.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 11th District, 2010 - Mike Conaway (Texas) Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$13,024|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$7,464|
|Top contributors to Mike Conaway (Texas)'s campaign committee|
|American Bankers Assn||$10,000|
|American Crystal Sugar||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$150,850|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$63,500|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Conaway paid his congressional staff a total of $995,150 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Conaway's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,844,117 to $7,317,000. That averages to $5,080,558.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage voting with party
Conaway voted with the Republican Party 95.9% of the time, which ranked 10 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
Conaway and his wife, Suzanne, have four children and seven grandchildren.
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- Media coverage:
- Gov Track "Conaway" Accessed May 22, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "K. Michael Conaway," Accessed October 22, 2011
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 22, 2011
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Three Texas Members of Congress," January 20, 2012
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
- Republican candidate list
- Unofficial Republican primary results
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Mike Conaway's Summary Report," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Mike Conaway April Quarterly," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Mike Conaway Pre-Primary," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Open Secrets "Mike Conaway 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Mike Conaway," Accessed September 17, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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