The Honorable Herb Conaway, M.D., elected for an 11th term, has been serving New Jersey’s 7th Legislative District as its assemblyman since 1998. In the 218th Legislature, Conaway is a leader in the democratic majority, chairman of the Health and Senior Services Committee, member of the Appropriations Committee and member of the Science and Technology Committee.
Conaway is the only member of the state legislature with both a medical and law degree. He specializes in internal medicine and practices in Trenton, New Jersey. He earned his bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University, his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College and his law degree from Rutgers Law School, Camden. Conaway also served as a U.S. Air Force Captain in the Medical Corps at McGuire Air Force Base, as a general medical officer and as an assistant director of the primary care clinic for the base.
In addition to playing a leading role in most of the major health legislations signed into law during his 12-year tenure as health chair, Conaway sponsored New Jersey’s school funding formula, increased fiscal accountability within school districts, added technology to core curriculum standards and modernized nutritional standards in public schools. He has also sponsored successful legislation advancing environmental protection, property tax relief, veterans services and public safety.
Conaway has served on the Truth Initiative board of directors since 2015.