Former Assembly Member Connie Conway, R-Tulare, married her longtime beau Craig Vejvoda of Tulare.
The wedding date — 12-13-14 — should make it impossible to forget an anniversary.
“Us old people, we look for ways to be successful,” said Conway, 64.
Vejvoda, 57, has been a member of the Tulare City Council for about 10 years and is principal at Vejvoda Financial Services.
“I’m a happily married man,” he said.
He had to wait awhile. They’ve been dating for almost 10 years and became engaged last year.
While reciting their wedding vows, Conway — known in Sacramento and Tulare for a quick wit — inserted “and you are a very patient man,” which got a laugh.
“It was a small intimate wedding” at Vejvoda’s home, which they share, she said.
Charles Pitigliano, a Tulare farmer and friend from St. Aloysius grade school days, officiated.
Conway dubbed him “Chaplain Charlie.”
Many at the wedding, including the bride and groom, attended St. Aloysius school at the same time, she said.
Although termed out from the Assembly following the November election, Conway is not done with politics, having established a Conway for Senate 2018 account in anticipation of a run for Senate.
“I’ve still got a lot of energy,” she said.
Meanwhile, she and Yvette Bakke of Visalia own Strategic Political Solutions to help people with the details of political campaigns, and Conway said she’s working on obtaining a part-time role in Sacramento helping fellow Republicans.
For now, she and Vejvoda have no immediate plans for a honeymoon.
“No, we went right back to work,” Conway said. “It’s a working honeymoon.”