Elected for a eighth term, Dr. Herb Conaway, a Democrat, has been serving the 7th Legislative District as their Assemblyman since January 13, 1998. In the 215th Legislature, Dr. Conaway is a leader in the Democratic Majority, serving as Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, Vice Chairman of the State Government Committee and member of the Appropriations Committee. Dr. Conaway is the only member of the Legislature who has both a medical and law degree. He specializes in internal medicine and practices in Trenton, New Jersey.
In the Assembly, Dr. Conaway sponsored New Jersey’s Primary Seat Belt Law, expanded the list of crimes for collecting DNA samples, and added technology to New Jersey schools core curriculum standards. The Assemblyman has also introduced legislation to increase property tax rebates, expand health care access and prescription coverage, enhance consumer protection, promote nutrition in schools, and increase support for veterans.