US Representative K. Michael Conaway (TX-R), NASBA Chair 2002-2003, has announced he will not seek reelection in 2020. Having served in Congress for 15 years, Congressman Conaway has been chairman of the House Ethics and Agriculture Committees. In 2018 he introduced the Occupational Licensing Board Antitrust Damages Relief and Reform Act (HR 6515) that would limit private antitrust damages against occupational licensing boards. Throughout the years, Congressman Conaway has continued to be an active member of NASBA’s Past Chairs Advisory Committee.

Mr. Conaway’s ability as a CPA was underscored in 2008, when he uncovered fraud in the National Republican Congressional Committee that amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars going to then NRCC Treasurer Christopher J. Ward. In 2017, Mr. Conaway was named to lead the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In announcing his decision not to run again, Congressman Conaway said: “I am proud of my career in public service. As a CPA, I think through things in terms of numbers. Including my time in the military, I will have spent 34 percent of my adult life in public service. I thank each and every person who has given me a helping hand during this journey, including voters, staff, donors, volunteers and friends.”

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