K. Michael "Mike" Conaway, usually known as Mike Conaway (born June 11, 1948), is a Republican from Texas who represents that state's 11th congressional district (map). The district is located in West Texas and includes Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Brownwood and Fredericksburg.
Conaway was born in Borger in the Texas Panhandle northeast of Amarillo. He graduated in 1966 from Permian High School in Odessa in Ector County. He is a 1970 graduate of East Texas State University (since renamed Texas A&M University-Commerce). He is married to Suzanne Conaway and has four children.
Prior to his election to the United States Congress, Conaway served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972, was an accountant, a chief financial officer at a bank and at an oil and gas exploration firm operated by George W. Bush. From 1981 until 1986, Conaway was the chief financial officer of Bush's failed Arbusto Energy Inc. He has long been friends with Bush, and the two mixed in many of the same social circles in Midland. He also served on the Midland Independent School District Board from 1985 to 1988.