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Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway might be losing her seat at the end of the legislative session because of term limits. But she's gaining something else entirely: a husband.

Conway's fiancé, Tulare City Councilman Craig Vejvoda, popped the question just before Thanksgiving while lawmakers were away for the winter break, Conway spokeswoman Sabrina Lockhart said Tuesday.

Vejvoda works as a financial advisor with the Principal Financial Group.

Last September, Assembly Republicans reaffirmed their support for the 63-year-old Conway to continue serving as their leader. Conway, who has identified the budget, economy, education, healthcare and public safety as key issues for the caucus, was spotted flashing her engagement ring on the opening day of session. She is divorced and has 2 grown children.

A wedding date has not been set, Lockhart said, but the assemblywoman does not plan on getting married prior to her term ending in November.

PHOTO: Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, speaks at a press conference on June 30, 2011. The Sacramento Bee/Hector Amezcua



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