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Connie Conway


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-2008 Republican AD-34 77620 Win
11-02-2010 Republican AD-34 67303 Win
11-06-2012 Republican AD-26 72061 Win
06-07-2022 Republican CD-22 71720 Win

Candidate Biography:

Connie Marie Conway
Born: September 25, 1950 in Bakersfield, CA
Married: Craig Vejvoda (m. 2014)
Children: Two
Family: Daughter of John R. Conway (Tulare County Supervisor 1981-1991)

1995-2001: Director, Tulare Redevelopment Agency
2001-2008: Member, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
2005: Chair, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
2006: President, California State Association of Counties
2007-2008: Chair, California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley
2008: Chair, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
2010-2014: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
2015-2022: Member, California Community Colleges Board of Governors
2017: Early Primary Candidate for SD-16 (Withdrew)
2018: Primary Candidate for SBOE-01 (Lost; 18.4%)
2019-2021: California Executive Director, U.S. Farm Service Agency (USDA)

  • Vejvoda was a member of the Tulare City Council (2005-2017).
  • Connie Conway was a 2023 Woman of the Year (Assembly District 33) [selected by Assemblyman Devon Mathis]
  • As a member of Congress for 204 days, Conway was California's shortest-serving US Representative since Henry Stanley Benedict in 1917.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2009-10)