Mike Conaway, the first alumnus of Texas A&M University-Commerce elected to Congress since Sam Rayburn, returns to campus to address students, faculty, and staff Monday morning.
11th District Congressman K. Michael (Mike) Conaway of Midland will deliver the Spring Convocation address at Texas A&M University-Commerce Monday, April 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. in the University Auditorium of the Ferguson Social Sciences building. All are invited to join A&M-Commerce students, faculty, and staff to hear from the first alumnus to serve in Congress since Sam Rayburn. The convocation program will be broadcast on KETR 88.9 FM and the ketr.org website.
Born in Borger, Texas, Congressman Mike Conaway grew up in Odessa, Texas. He earned a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1970.
Following graduation, he was employed with Price Waterhouse and Company and served in the Army at Fort Hood, Texas, from 1970 ? 1972. A CPA, he was a bank executive and served on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and Midland Independent School Board.
Conaway was elected in November 2004, to represent the 11th Congressional District of Texas consisting of 36 counties in Central and West Texas including Midland, Odessa and San Angelo.
As a new member in Congress, Conaway demonstrated leadership in numerous policy areas and currently serves as an Assistant Republican Whip in the 110th Congress. Congressman Conaway was the first freshman member of Congress to win the Ronald Reagan Award for showing exemplary leadership in communicating the message of Social Security reform with their constituents.
Conaway currently serves on the House Agriculture, Armed Services, Budget and Republican Policy Committees. Serving in his second term in Congress, Congressman Conaway has earned the reputation as "a voice of reason" in Washington.