Her father is Clerk of the Circuit Court, Frank Conaway, a former member of the House of Delegates.
In 2002, however, the Conaway running in the 40th District Democratic Primary for the House of Delegates
is a veteran educator in the public school system making her
first run for public office.Ms Conaway
is no newcomer to politics."I worked in my father's campaigns over the years, so I have a lot of experience with politics.This time I am the candidate because I want to make a difference."Ms. Conaway
- who ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of the Baltimore Teachers Union
- believes that many pressing issues are not receiving enough attention.Her
number one concern is education.It is a natural fit for a woman who has been a counselor in the system for 10 years and who currently works at Furley Elementary School
"My priority is support for education.I want to be in the General Assembly because that is where the laws are passed and the state funds are appropriated.I am a strong supporter of increased funding for the institutions of higher education, especially the historically black colleges and universities.I graduated from Bowie State University.
My father went to Morgan State University
and my mother went to Coppin State College
," said Ms Conaway
"Naturally, I support full funding for the public schools.I work in a school every day and I see the problems and I know what some of the solutions are.A lot of children in our schools need intervention in their lives and there are not enough services for them.There is no citywide program for disruptive children and so teachers have to deal with them as they take time away from children who are doing well.
" Healthcare will be another priority of mine.
is the mother of two children, ages 5 and 10, so issues affecting children are important to her
."I know what the 40th District needs in a delegate.I have seen the best at work in my father and I want to emulate his
outstanding service."Ms. Conaway
faces a tough fight against three incumbent delegates, but she
is undaunted."I work in the school system so I am used to struggling hard to make a difference," she said.
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