Tony McConkey

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Tony McConkey
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Former Member of the
Maryland House of Delegates
from District 33A
In office
January 8, 2003 2018
Preceded by Janet Greenip
Succeeded by Heather Bagnall
Personal details
Born (1963-11-21) November 21, 1963 (age 56)
Cheverly, Maryland
Political party Republican

Tony McConkey (born November 21, 1963) is a former elected official in the Maryland House of Delegates in 2002, taking the seat of former Delegate Janet Greenip, who ran for a State Senate seat. He served in District 33, which is located in Anne Arundel County Maryland. He lost a bid for re-election in 2018 to Democratic challenger Heather Bagnall.

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Early years/education

Born in Cheverly, Maryland, he graduated in 1986 from the University of Maryland, College Park with a joint B.A. (government & politics) and B.S. (business management) degree. He attended the University of Maryland School of Law, graduating with a J.D. in 1990.

Career

As a member of the Republican Party in the Maryland House of Delegates, he served as Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee. McConkey fought in March 2007 to allow for an elected school board in Anne Arundel County. However, a bill was passed that allowed the Governor to select the members from a list. McConkey and Warren Miller were the only dissenting votes.

Another issue that McConkey advocated for was limiting privileges for illegal immigrants. He co-sponsored a bill in the House, similar to the one submitted by State Senator Janet Greenip to require driver's license applicants to prove they are citizens of the United States. Currently, Maryland is one of several states that does not demand proof of citizenship to obtain a driver's license. [1]

McConkey was a real estate broker. [2] In 2010, he pleaded guilty to violating laws that protect homeowners during foreclosure and lost his real estate licence and was ordered by a judge to pay $75,000. He has sought to have his license restored. [3]

McConkey's disbarment as an attorney in the state of Maryland is on record with the Maryland Court System. [4]

In 2013, he was reprimanded by the House for introducing legislation that would have personally benefited him. [5]

On November 8, 2018, McConkey was defeated by Heather Bagnall, a Democrat, for Delegate in District 33A by less than 1 percentage point (185 vote margin). [6]

Legislative notes

Election results

Voters to choose two:
NameVotesPercentOutcome
James King, Rep.18,542  29.0%   Won
Tony McConkey, Rep.16,655  26.0%   Won
Patricia Weathersbee, Dem.15,226  23.8%   Lost
Paul G. Rudolph, Dem.13,461  21.0%   Lost
Other Write-Ins73  0.1%   
Voters to choose two:
NameVotesPercentOutcome
David Boschert, Rep.20,279  33.0%   Won
Tony McConkey Rep.16,157  26.3%   Won
Jim Snider, Dem.11,427  18.6%   Lost
Steve Rizzi, Dem.10,939  17.8%   Lost
Michael Anthony Lagana, Unaffiliated2,622  4.3%   Lost
Other Write-Ins31  0.1%   
Voters to choose three:
NameVotesPercentOutcome
Michael E. Busch Dem.24,075  21%   Won
Virginia P. Clagett, Dem.24,036  21%   Won
Richard D'Amato, Dem.20,223  18%   Won
Phillip D. Bissett, Rep.18,690  16%   Lost
Anthony McConkey, Rep.12,353  11%   Lost
Edward J. Turner, Rep.14,119  12%   Lost
Voters to choose two:
NameVotesPercentOutcome
Anne Healey Dem.8,475  31%   Won
Richard A. Palumbo, Dem.9,246  34%   Won
Anthony McConkey, Rep.5,584  20%   Lost
Keith L. Poptanich, Rep.3,989  15%   Lost

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