The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reported on January 8, 2020, that Conklin planned to run for re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in District 77 and for election for auditor general in 2020.
Conklin studied Carpentry at Clearfield County Vocational Technical School from 1975 to 1977. He then worked as a Carpenter's Apprentice from 1977 to 1980. He also received his Universal Certificate as a Refrigerant Technician in 1995. His professional experience includes being the owner/operator of a carpentry business from 1989 to 2007 and as the current owner and operator of Conklin's Corner Antique Mall.