Conaway Victorious

Herb Conaway, the veteran Assemblyman from Burlington County, tonight defeated his Democratic Primary rival Assemblywoman Carol Murphy to win the nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives in CD-3.

That’s the district U.S. Rep. Andy Kim (D-3) wants to leave behind for the U.S. Senate.

Incidentally, Kim won his primary tonight, too.

From the Conaway Campaign:

Tonight, Dr. Herb Conaway secured the Democratic nomination in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District primary in a resounding victory. Conaway, a State Assemblyman, physician, and former captain in the U.S. Air Force, ran on his profile and his record delivering for south and central Jersey families. In Congress, Dr. Conaway will lead the fight to protect democracy from MAGA extremists, expand women’s reproductive freedoms, including the right to a safe abortion, reign in the cost of healthcare and cost of living, and tackle climate change. If elected in November, Dr. Conaway will make history as the first Black member of Congress to represent South Jersey, and as the first Black doctor with voting rights ever elected to Congress.

“Tonight we stand united in our belief that we must defeat MAGA extremists who pose a serious threat to all the freedoms we love and cherish,” said Dr. Conaway.

“This election is the most consequential of our lifetime because the fate of our democracy will be on the ballot this November. Women’s reproductive rights will be on the ballot. Protecting our environment and tackling climate change will be on the ballot. Creating jobs and building an economy that works for all of us will be on the ballot,” said Dr. Conaway.

“I got into this race because, as a former captain in the Air Force, I took an oath to protect our constitution and rule of law. The same constitution that MAGA extremists want to shred to pieces. In Congress, I will stand up to fight for democracy, the rule of law, and our right to vote.

“I got into this race because, as a Physician, I took an oath to do no harm and protect our most vulnerable. MAGA extremists now want to cause harm by banning a woman’s right to an abortion. In Congress, I’ll take on those MAGA extremists and fight for a woman’s right to safe and legal abortions.

“We all have a very important role to play this November. We need to come together and unite in making sure we do everything in our power to help re-elect President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, elect Andy Kim to the U.S. Senate, and help Democrats win back the majority in the U.S. House,” concluded Conaway.

About Dr. Herb Conaway

Dr. Herb Conaway, the son of a teacher and nurse, is a proud lifelong resident of Burlington County. Shaped by the service of his parents and community, Herb knew from a young age he wanted to serve his community and pursued an education in medicine after graduating from public high school. Dr. Conaway received an undergrad degree from Princeton University, a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, and finally a law degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden.

While in law school, Herb joined the U.S. Air Force, becoming a Captain in the Medical Corps at McGuire Air Force Base. There, he served as general medical officer and rose to assistant director of the primary care clinic during his four years of service.

Following his internal medicine residency, Dr. Conaway began practice in primary care settings before moving on to work as a clinical professor in an inner-city, community hospital teaching the next generation of physicians.

Dr. Conaway has faithfully served the residents of the 7th Legislative District as an Assemblyman for 25 years. In the New Jersey Legislature, Dr. Conaway is Chairman of the Health Committee, a member of the Budget Committee, and a member of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. In these roles, Dr. Conaway played a leading role in passing New Jersey’s most significant health laws; 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. Finally, he has sponsored successful legislation on environmental protection, property tax relief, veterans services, and public safety.

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One response to “Conaway Victorious”

  1. I’m all in for Dr. Herb Conaway! Looking forward to his victory over his opponent in November and for his representation of our district in Congress where someone of his intelligence and levelheadedness is sorely needed.

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