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Dr. Herb Conaway was recently elected to a tenth term representing the Seventh Legislative District in New Jersey’s General Assembly. In the Assembly, Dr. Conaway serves as the Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, Vice Chairman of the State and Local Government Committee, and member of the Appropriations Committee.
Dr. Conaway is the only member of the New Jersey Legislature with both a medical and a law degree. A Burlington County native, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Princeton University, earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School, Camden. After graduating medical school, the Assemblyman served as a United States Air Force Captain, a general medical officer, and an assistant director of the Primary Care Clinic at McGuire Air Force Base. Currently, he practices internal medicine in Trenton.
Dr. Conaway wrote the Health Information Technology Promotion Act which established the state’s electronic medical records infrastructure and created a commission to oversee the development, implementation and oversight of the program. The Assemblyman 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.