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|Former Member of the|
Maryland House of Delegates
from District 33A
January 8, 2003 –2018
|Preceded by||Janet Greenip|
|Succeeded by||Heather Bagnall|
|Born||November 21, 1963|
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.
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.
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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.
McConkey was a real estate broker.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.
McConkey's disbarment as an attorney in the state of Maryland is on record with the Maryland Court System.
In 2013, he was reprimanded by the House for introducing legislation that would have personally benefited him.
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).
|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|
|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, Unaffiliated||2,622||4.3%||Lost|
|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|
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