John P. Milliron, Esquire
John Milliron is the founder of Milliron Goodman. As a Partner Emeritus, John provides strategic counsel to the firm. John plays a prominent role in Democratic politics from local to statewide campaigns and is considered a Harrisburg “insider” for political strategy, fundraising and advocacy.
As a respected former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John represented the 79th Legislative District of Blair County and the city of Altoona. He served on the Finance, Transportation, Insurance, Urban Affairs and Business and Commerce Committees and chosen by then Majority Leader James Manderino to be the co-chairman of the House Democratic Campaign Committee.
While a member, John was actively involved in the re-writing of the Motor Vehicle Code and the Medical Malpractice Act. He also authored and helped pass the most sweeping reforms in the House Democratic Caucus in decades. These changes included secret ballots for all Leadership positions and the election, rather than appointment by the Speaker or the Appropriations Chairman.
John had attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and Elizabethtown College where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Public Administration. He continued his education by attending law school and received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, passing the PA Bar in the same year.
A true advocate, John was one of the founding members of the Pennsylvania Association of Government Relations (PAGR,) the state’s professional lobbyist organization. Today PAGR has over 400 members and serves as the voice of the profession. He has authored numerous articles for both state and national business journals and magazines. He lectures regularly to students and residents at various medical schools in the Commonwealth, including the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, on the governmental process and how it impacts the practice of medicine. His experience and knowledge of all things political have been tapped by many media outlets including the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Harrisburg’s Patriot-News, PCN and more. John’s experience and ability to connect with members of the legislature offers his clients a unique opportunity when promoting an issue or concern. Without bias and known for delivering both pros and cons on any issue, John as earned an “insiders” spot as a trusted advisor and counsel to many within the legislature.
A native of Altoona, PA, John is active in the local community and has received numerous awards, including one for his service to the Hershey PA Vent Camp for ventilator dependent children. He is a licensed private pilot and is a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg. John is married to the former Deborah Soete of Honesdale, Wayne County.