Jack Conway

Attorney General of Kentucky
Born Jul 5, 1969

John William “Jack” Conway is an American politician from Kentucky. Conway is a Democrat and has served as the Attorney General of Kentucky since 2008. Prior to his election as attorney general, he was a candidate in the 2002 U.S. House of Representatives election for, narrowly losing to Anne Northup. Conway was the Democratic nominee in the 2010 U.S. Senate election, seeking the seat in the United States Senate held by Republican Jim Bunning.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on July 5, 1969.


1991 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Conway was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in a Roman Catholic family, the eldest of four siblings. His parents are Tom, a Louisville lawyer, and Barbara Conway. A graduate of St. Xavier High School, Conway earned a bachelor's degree in public policy studies from Duke University in 1991.
1995 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He graduated with a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in 1995.
1997 28 Years Old Conway was the primary architect of the Kentucky Higher Education Reform Act of 1997, one of Patton's signature legislative accomplishments.
1998 29 Years Old He believed Northup's vote to impeach President Bill Clinton in 1998 made her vulnerable in the Democratic-leaning district. … Read More


1999 - 2004 7 More Events
2006 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 20, 2006, Conway married Elizabeth Davenport; the couple has two children. … Read More
After State Auditor Crit Luallen and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson declined to seek the 2007 Democratic nomination for governor, Conway told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he would "step up and look at the race", although he conceded he would need to move quickly to raise enough money to run a competitive campaign.
Conway was sworn into office on January 9, 2008, at the Capital Rotunda. … Read More


In January 2009, Conway's office announced that seven stations in southern Kentucky – including five operated by Pilot Travel Centers and two operated by T-Mart – had agreed to a settlement in which they would pay a combined $107,500 in fines but admit to no wrongdoing.
Officially filing his candidacy papers on January 19, 2010 – the day Republican Scott Brown dealt national Democrats a blow by upsetting Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy – Conway highlighted several issues where he differed with the national party.
2011 42 Years Old He won re-election to a second term as Attorney General in 2011 with 55% of the vote.
2014 45 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 27, 2014, Conway filed for a 90-day delay on District Court Judge John Heyburn's February 12, 2014 ruling, which ruled that Kentucky's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states was unconstitutional.
Conway ran for Governor of Kentucky in the 2015 gubernatorial election, with State Representative Sannie Overly as his running mate.
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