John Baughman is serving as Government Relations Advisor for PARSE. John has been active as an advocate on Capitol Hill for more than 35 years. He worked for more than 30 years with PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association) as Agency Relations Liaison to the PA Government Departments and then as head of PSEA Government Relations Division (Chief Lobbyist). For the past 6 years he has worked as an independent lobbyist. John holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Government and Politics.
John has extensive experience working with legislators of both parties in the House and Senate. He is skilled in knowledge of the legislative process and the various state departments.
He writes a weekly report on issues pertinent to PARSE which includes a legislative update. He monitors legislative activities on a daily basis when they are in session. John speaks at local Chapter meetings upon request, updating them on activities and legislation in the General Assembly.