Herb Conaway for Assembly LD-7
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.
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. Raised in Burlington County, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Princeton University and earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and his J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School, Camden.
The Assemblyman served as a United States 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.
Dr. Conaway previously served on the Board of Trustees of Family Service of Burlington County and is a former board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington County.
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.