K. Michael Conaway

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U.S. Representative

K. Michael Conaway (R)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Armed Services, House Ethics Committee, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for TX-11

Confirmed: James Quillian, Jim Riley, K. Michael Conaway
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for TX-11)
On the Web
Official website

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


Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 96 - 24/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 5 - 1/20 5 - 1/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 70 - 14/20 not avail.

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]


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. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Concho Resources$ 15,600
American Crystal Sugar$ 15,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$ 15,000
Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers$ 15,000
Rain & Hail Insurance Society$ 13,000
National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn$ 12,000
Discovery Operating$ 11,400
Marathon Petroleum$ 11,000
Exl Petroleum$ 10,400
Henry Resources$ 10,400
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for K. Michael Conaway
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 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 in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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 K. Michael Conaway. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2430 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3605 Fax: 202-225-1783
    Webform email
District offices
  • Brownwood City Hall, 501 Center Avenue, Brownwood, TX 76801
    Ph: 866-882-3811 Fax: (none entered)
  • County Annex, 104 West Sandstone, Llano, TX 78643
    Ph: 325-247-2826 Fax: (none entered)
  • 6 Desta Drive, Suite 2000, Midland, TX 79705
    Ph: 432-687-2390 Fax: (none entered)
  • City Hall, 411 West 8th Street, 5th Floor, Odessa, TX 79761
    Ph: 866-882-3811 Fax: (none entered)
  • 33 Twohig, Suite 307, San Angelo, TX 76903
    Ph: 325-659-4010 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • No campaign website entered.
  • No campaign webform email entered.
  • 4100 Cardinal Lane, Midland, TX 79707
    Ph: 432-685-1433 Fax: (none entered)

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