Bill Conway

Council At-Large




  • 30+ year resident of Montgomery County
  • Married to Diana Conway and live in a restored historic farmhouse in Potomac
  • Proud father of three MCPS graduates
  • Dedicated kayaker, hiker, organic gardener, fisherman and beekeeper

Community Activities

  • Founding member of Montgomery Countryside Alliance
  • Founding member of the C&O Canal Trust
  • President of Potomac Manors II homeowners association
  • Mid-Atlantic Finance Committee Member and GOTV manager for Pres. Obama (2007-2008)
  • House captain for Rebuilding Together DC (approximately 1986 – 1996)
  • Board member, Montgomery County Historical Society (2007-2017)
  • Board member and Board Chair, Washington Revels (2012-2018)
  • Pro Bono legal work on behalf of non-violent federal drug offenders and low income tenants

Professional Experience

MINORITY COUNSEL AND SENIOR COUNSEL, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Washington, DC,  (1985-1993)

COUNSEL, PARTNER AND MANAGING PARTNER, Troutman Sanders LLP, Washington, DC (1993-1999)

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER, Illinova Corporation and Illinois Power Company, Decatur, Illinois (1999-2000)

FOUNDING MEMBER, MetroGen LLC, Potomac, Maryland (2000-2002)

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT, Private Power, LLC, Oakbrook, Illinois (2002-2003)

FOUNDING MEMBER, ElectroVest LLC, Potomac, Maryland (2003-2005)

COUNSEL AND PARTNER, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC  (2005-2017)



Dartmouth College, A.B. 1979

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D. 1982


Find out what the County Council Candidates Think About the 9% Property Tax Hike »

Q: Describe yourself on the political spectrum (i.e., fiscal conservative/social liberal, libertarian, social moderate/fiscal liberal).

A: I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Our major issues present the conflict of valid considerations. We must find common ground.

Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Montgomery County today?

A: We do not have enough tax revenues to keep pace with our needs. We should increase our revenues by growing new jobs not raising taxes.

Q: What is the one thing – project or program – that you want to achieve?

A: Comprehensive pre-K and early child education/care is the single most important thing we can do for the future of the County.

Q: How will you pay for your project/program?

A: Provide tax credits and subsidies. Pay for them by raising tax revenues through new jobs and holding less crucial budget categories flat.

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