|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 22nd district
|Assumed office |
June 14, 2022
|Preceded by||Devin Nunes|
|Minority Leader of the California State Assembly|
December 6, 2010 – November 6, 2014
|Preceded by||Martin Garrick|
|Succeeded by||Kristin Olsen|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2014
|Preceded by||Bill Maze|
|Succeeded by||Devon Mathis|
|Member of the|
Tulare County Board of Supervisors
from the 2nd district
January 9, 2001 – November 18, 2008
|Preceded by||Mel Richmond|
|Succeeded by||Pete Vander Poel|
Connie Marie Conway
September 25, 1950
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Connie Marie Conway (born September 25, 1950) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for California's 22nd congressional district since 2022. She served as a member of the California State Assembly from 2008 to 2014. Before that, Conway was a member of the board of supervisors for Tulare County from 2001 until 2008. She is a member of the Republican Party.
Conway was born in Bakersfield, California. She attended the College of the Sequoias and California State University, Fresno. Her father, John Conway, served on the Tulare County Board of Supervisors from 1981 until his death in 1991.
From 1988 to 1991, Conway worked as a wellness coordinator at the Kaweah Delta Medical Center. From 1991 to 1994, she worked at Sweet's Home Medical. From 1994 to 2000, Conway worked as a district manager at CorVel Corporation.
Conway served on the Tulare County Board of Supervisors for eight years. She also chaired the board in 2005 and 2008. Conway also chaired the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, an appointment she received from the governor. The partnership works to improve the economy and quality of life in the San Joaquin Valley by making policy recommendations to the governor. In 2006, Conway served as president of the California State Association of Counties, which represents California's 58 counties at the state and federal levels. She later became a director of the National Association of Counties, chaired its membership committee, and worked on its economic development committee.
Conway entered the 2008 election to succeed termed-out Bill Maze in the California State Assembly. In the primary, she faced two candidates, Rebecca Maze (the incumbent's wife) and Bob Smith, a retired sheriff's deputy, and won.
After her reelection to the Assembly on November 2, 2010, Conway was elected by her Republican colleagues as the Assembly Republican Leader after a closed-door meeting of Assembly Republicans on November 4. She said that outgoing Minority Leader Martin Garrick had voluntarily stepped down and she had been elected unanimously. Conway was the first woman to serve as GOP assembly leader since 1981.
Conway was a candidate in the 2022 special election in California's 22nd congressional district to replace Devin Nunes, who stepped down in January 2022. In the April nonpartisan blanket primary, she advanced to a runoff against Democrat Lourin Hubbard. On June 7, 2022, Conway defeated Hubbard in the runoff election.
Conway was sworn in on June 14.
On July 19, 2022, Conway voted against the Respect for Marriage Act, which would protect the right to same-sex marriage at a federal level.
On August 12, 2022, Conway voted against the Inflation Reduction Act.
Conway is not running for reelection in November 2022.