John J. Millner And Associates, Inc.
Experienced. Effective. Respected.
John J. Millner And Associates is a bi-partisan lobbying and consulting firm with offices in Springfield and Chicago, Illinois. We provide public affairs and advocacy services for individuals corporations, not-for-profits associations and state and local governments seeking representation before the executive and legislative branches of Illinois General Assembly. Founded by former 28th District Illinois State Senator John J. Millner, the firm continues John’s tradition of achieving results through relationship building, thoughtful collaboration with policymakers, and by always operating with honesty and integrity.
Our network across all branches of government in Illinois allow John J. Millner And Associates, Inc., to effectively assist our clients with their needs. We have worked hard to develop and build on our bi-partisan relationships with legislators and staff members in the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as with officials in the Executive Branch. We are proud of our ability to effectively work with legislators on both sides of the aisle and on both sides of the rotunda, including those in Senate and House Leadership.
Additionally, our numerous contacts with legislators and staff members in the Illinois General Assembly afford us the opportunity to receive “up-to-the-minute” information regarding critical legislation, often before the legislation is introduced. We have also invested in technology which allows us to more effectively track and monitor vital legislation from our offices.
The varied employment and political experience of the members in our firm has afforded us the opportunity to develop extensive relationships across the state of Illinois with numerous legislators, political leaders and government executives. This demonstrated ability is documented through our success in obtaining and maintaining client contracts. We feel we successfully work with Democrats and Republicans in both legislative chambers, including those serving in committee and caucus leadership positions very effectively.
John J. Millner
Founder & President
John J. Millner is the founder and president of John J. Millner and Associates, Inc. John brings more than a decade of legislative experience to the firm having served as a member of both the Illinois House of Representative and Senate. His understanding of Illinois government and strong track record of effectively working with Republicans and Democrats has carried over in his role has allowed John to effectively advocate on behalf of our clients
John established his lobbying practice after previously serving for more than a decade in the Illinois General Assembly. John retired from the Illinois State Senate where he served the people of the 28th Legislative District from 2005 through 2013. Prior to his position in the Senate, John was elected in 2002 and again in 2004 to the Illinois House of Representatives serving the people of the 55th Legislative District.
During his tenure in the Illinois State Senate, John served a spokesman on many committees, including criminal law, housing and community affairs and the state government committee. John also held committee assignments for energy, executive appointments, financial institutions, higher education, telecommunications and transportation. As Illinois State Representative, John committee assignments included, consumer protection, criminal law, electric utilities, public safety, appropriations, registration and regulation, and transportation.
Prior to joining the Illinois General Assembly, John held the position of Chief of Police at the Elmhurst Police Department. He was the longest serving Chief of Police for the City, serving in this position for over sixteen years. Under his leadership, John instituted numerous police, investigative, training and community programs and to date is still considered a leader in law enforcement. John began his career with the Elmhurst Police Department as a patrolman in 1972.
John was a founding bank director of The Community Bank of Elmhurst and founded an education and training organization, specializing in interpersonal communications, body language and specialized interviewing techniques. John is the author of a number of specialized training manuals read by thousands of practitioners. John is also a Certified Forensic Interviewer as well as a Certified Master Investigative Hypnotist.
John J. Millner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis University and his Master of Arts degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.