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Mike Conaway currently serves the 11th Congressional district of Texas

Mike Conaway, a Republican, has represented the Eleventh Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2004. (map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Mike Conaway voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Texas redistricting

Conaway is one of several new Texas Republicans added to the House during the 2004 elections as a result of redistricting.

DeLay was indicted by a grand jury in the fall of 2005 for "alleged crimes during the 2002 Statehouse races that gave Republicans the majority, allowing them to redraw the map. With the new map, Republicans picked up five seats last year."[1]

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down a final decision on the controversial redistricting before the July 4, 2006 recess. Conaway, whose district could be redrawn as a result of the decision, doesn't plan to change course in an election year. He told The Hill, on March 24, 2006, "At this point, with so little information, you've got to run with what you've got," Conaway said. "I'm confident that the map will stand."[2]

See also, Wikipedia article, 2003 Texas redistricting and Sourcewatch's links on Texas under U.S. election irregularities in 2004.

Oil Record

Mike Conaway has voted in favor of oil companies on 91% of important oil-related bills. These include Iraq War Funding, Climate Change Studies, Clean Energy, and Ending Oil Subsidies. See money in politics below.[citation needed]

ARMPAC contributions

According to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Michael Conaway "has taken $10,000 from Tom DeLay's ARMPAC." and "Conaway voted with Tom DeLay 98% of the time between Jan. 1 2004 and March 31 2005."[3]

Bio

Conaway was born June 11, 1948 in Borger, Texas. He graduated from Texas A & M University-Commerce in 1970 with a BBA degree in Accounting and served in the U.S Army at Ford Hood.

After the Army, Conaway "resumed his career with Price Waterhouse & Co. He returned to the Permian Basin with Price Waterhouse and settled in Midland where he later worked with George W. Bush as the Chief Financial Officer for Bush Exploration. There, Mike developed a lasting friendship with President Bush as together they learned what it takes to run a business."[4]

"In 1995, then-Governor Bush appointed Mike to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, a state regulatory agency that regulates the practice of accountancy in Texas. Mike volunteered his time to serve the citizens of Texas on the board for seven years, including more than five years as Chairman."[5]

Congressional career

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Conaway’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [6]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00026041&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Mike Conaway
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Oil Contributions

Mike Conaway has received $146,800 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $56,500 of those dollars were from industry PACS. Since 2000, he has received a total of $520,718 from oil companies. See above for oil voting record.[citation needed]

Committees and Affiliatons

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Member, Budget Task Force
  • Member, Economic Competitiveness Public Affairs Team, appointed by House Republican Conference Chair Deborah Pryce.

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Mike Conaway. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
511 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3605
Fax: 202-225-1783
Web Email
Website

District Office - Brownwood:
Brownwood City Hall
501 Center Avenue
Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: 866-882-3811

District Office- Llana:
County Annex
104 West Sandstone
Llano, TX 78643
Phone: 325-247-2826
Fax: 325-247-2676

District Office- Midland:
6 Desta Drive, Suite 2000
Midland, TX 79705
Phone: 432-687-2390
Fax: 432-687-0277

District Office- Odessa:
City Hall
411 West 8th Street, 5th Floor
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: 866-882-3811

District Office- San Angelo:
33 Twohig, Suite 307
San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: 325-659-4010
Fax: 325-659-4014

Campaign Address:
4100 Cardinal Lane
Midland, TX 79707
Phone: 432-685-1433

Articles and resources

References


External resources

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Budget Task Force, Economic Competitiveness Public Affairs Team
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock Dairy and Poultry, House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Roles and Missions Panel, House Roles and Missions Panel/Subcommittee on Terrorism Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, House Committee on Budget
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. Brownwood City Hall, 501 Center Avenue, Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: 866-882-3811 / Fax:
2. County Annex, 104 West Sandstone, Llano, TX 78643
Phone: 325-247-2826 / Fax: 325-247-2676
3. 6 Desta Drive, Suite 2000, Midland, TX 79705
Phone: 432-687-2390 / Fax: 432-687-0277
4. City Hall, 411 West 8th Street, 5th Floor, Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: 866-882-3811 / Fax:
5. 33 Twohig, Suite 307, San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: 325-659-4010 / Fax: 325-659-4014



Campaign Contact:

Website:
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. 4100 Cardinal Lane, Midland, TX 79707
Phone: 432-685-1433 / Fax:



Zip Code Affiliations:
Misc:

Date of Birth: June 11, 1948