Jack Conway

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Jack Conway
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Birthdate: July 5, 1969
Office: Attorney General
Assumed Office: January 7, 2008
Political Party: Democrat
Past Experience
Office: none
Occupation: Attorney
Contact Information
Location: Louisville, Ky
Email: Attorney.Generalatag@ky.gov
Phone: (502) 696-5300

Jack Conway was elected as the 49th Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in November 2007.

On April 9, 2009, Conway announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Jim Bunning. Conway became the third Democrat to enter the race, following Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo, who announced his candidacy in January and former U.S. Customs agent Darlene Fitzgerald. Conway consulted with Democrats Congressman Ben Chandler and state Auditor Crit Luallen about running for the seat.

As of September 10, 2009, Conway receives a salary of $105,840 for his service as Attorney General. [1]


Jack is a direct descendent of the first European settler in Kentucky, Dr. Thomas Walker, whose cabin is memorialized in the Dr. Thomas Walker State Park in Barbourville, KY. Jack's father, Tom, was born on a family farm in Western Kentucky's Union County. He put himself through law school at night at the University of Louisville, while teaching history during the day at Fairdale High School. Jack's mother, Barbara, grew in up in Louisville's South End, the daughter of a union blacksmith.

Jack is the oldest of four children and is a graduate of St. Xavier High School in Louisville, KY. He holds an undergraduate degree in public policy from Duke University. While in college, he studied at Cambridge University in England. He graduated with honors from the National Law Center at George Washington University. While in Washington, D.C., he worked with the U.S. Attorney’s office on criminal justice issues and for the House Banking Committee.

Jack is a member of the National Association of Attorney Generals (NAAG), the Democratic Attorneys General Association, the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association. He previously served on the boards of the Muhammad Ali Center and the African American Heritage Center.

Jack is married to Elizabeth Davenport Conway. He and Elizabeth are the proud parents of a daughter, Eva.

Career History

Prior to his election, Jack worked as a private attorney. He spent six years in senior-level cabinet positions in former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton’s administration. Jack worked closely with lawmakers to craft comprehensive school-safety legislation and helped author legislation that imposed and enforced tougher sentences on violent offenders.

Conway ran for Congress in 2002 against Republican incumbent Anne Northup to represent Kentucky's 3rd congressional district. The district leaned Democratic and Conway portrayed Northup as an ineffective legislator, while Northup had more campaign money to spend. After a tight contest, Conway was defeated on November 5, 2002, with 48.4 percent to 51.6 percent. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tried to convince Conway to run again for the same seat in 2004, but he declined.


The Second Amendment

Conway received an A rating from the NRA during the 2007 election cycle.



  1. Government Salaries: Jack Conway