Jack Conway
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Jack Conway

Democrat

Attorney General of Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky
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Jack Conway

Attorney General of Kentucky
Summary
Experience
51
Years of Age
9
Years of Experience
KYResidence (state)

John William Conway (born July 5, 1969) is an American politician from Kentucky. Conway is a member of the Democratic Party and was the 49th Attorney General of Kentucky from January 7, 2008 to January 4, 2016. Prior to his election as attorney general, he was the nominee for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district in the 2002 elections, narrowly losing to Republican incumbent Anne Northup. Conway was the Democratic nominee in the 2010 U.S. Senate election, seeking the seat of the retiring Republican Senator Jim Bunning. He lost the general election to Republican nominee Rand Paul on November 2, 2010. He won re-election to a second term as Attorney General in 2011 with 55% of the vote.Conway ran for Governor of Kentucky in the 2015 gubernatorial election, with State Representative Sannie Overly as his running mate. During the primary election held on May 19, 2015, Conway easily defeated retired engineer Geoff Young for the Democratic Party nomination. The Republican nominee Matt Bevin defeated Conway 52.5% to 43.8% with independent candidate Drew Curtis receiving 4% in the November 3, 2015 general election.Conway currently practices law with Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, focusing primarily on medical negligence, products liability, personal injury, trucking and auto accidents, and general negligence.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Duke University
George Washington University
George Washington University Law School

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Attorney General
Commonwealth of Kentucky
2007 - 2016
Director
Louisville Library Foundation
2001 - Current
Attorney
Conliffe Sandman Sullivan
2001
Legal Counsel/Deputy Cabinet Secretary
Office of Governor Paul Patton
1995 - 2001
Legislative Aide
House Banking Committee
1991 - 1997

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Member
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
Current
Member
Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA)
Current
Board Member
African American Heritage Foundation
2000 - 2001
Board Member
Muhammad Ali Center
1999 - 2001
Member
Leadership Louisville Foundation
2000 - Current
Member
Louisville Bar Association
1998 - Current
Member
Kentucky Bar Association
1995 - Current