John D. Payne

John D. Payne

Principal - State Government Relations

Harrisburg, PA

John joined Buchanan’s state government relations group after serving 14 years as a state representative representing Pennsylvania’s 106th legislative district. During his tenure in the Pennsylvania legislature, John served as the Majority Chairman of the Gaming Oversight Committee as well as in various capacities on the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Intergovernmental Affairs, Liquor Control, Local Government, Tourism & Recreational Development, Transportation, Urban Affairs, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

John was also the founder and Co-Chair of the 2nd Amendment Caucus, Masonic Caucus and Motorsports Caucus and was Co-Chair of the Lupus Caucus.

Prior to his years in the legislature, John was the Chairman of the Dauphin County Commissioners, Township of Derry Supervisor, worked as a senior safety specialist at Hershey Food and served in the United States Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard.