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Connie Conway

Member, Board of Governors
California Community College System

Connie Conway was a Republican politician from California. She was the minority leader in the California State Assembly. Prior to serving in the Assembly, Conway served as a Tulare County Supervisor from 2000 until 2008. Conway serves on the State Board of Directors for California Women Lead, a women’s nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.

Connie is a past state president of the Cities, Counties and Schools Partnership and in 2006, Connie served as President of the California State Association of Counties, which represents 58 counties at the state and federal levels. She is now a director of the National Association of Counties, chairs its membership committee, and works on its economic development committee.

Prior to serving in the Assembly, Assemblywoman Conway served on the Tulare County Board of Supervisors for 8 years. She chaired the Board in both 2005 and 2008. Assemblywoman Conway also chaired the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, an appointment she received from the governor. The partnership works to improve the economy and quality of life in the San Joaquin Valley by making policy recommendations to the governor. In 2006, Assemblywoman Conway served as president of the California State Association of Counties, which represents California’s 58 counties at the state and federal levels. She later became a director of the National Association of Counties, chaired its membership committee, and worked on its economic development committee.

Connie was born in Bakersfield on Sept. 25, 1950. Her father, John R. Conway, served as a Tulare County supervisor from 1981 until his death in 1991. Her mother, Clara Conway was recently honored for 40 years of employment at Tulare District Hospital.  In 2014 she produced the song “How You Lie,Lie,Lie” featured in the movie Unfriended.