Representative Duane "D" Milne, Ph.D.
Serving his sixth term in the House, Rep. Duane Milne, PhD uses a comprehensive record of experiences and accomplishments to guide his approach to public service and advancement of strategic public policy.
He has been assigned to the House Finance, Commerce, and Appropriations committees during the 2017-18 session
Dr. Milne’s professional achievements include a career both as a political science professor and an administrator at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Recipient of several teaching awards, Professor Milne progressively advanced from instructor to assistant professor to associate professor. Milne taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and earned tenure while at the University. Milne performed in management capacities at the University, including as director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and as internship program director.
Dr. Milne has authored articles and papers on federalism and public sector management. He has presented at numerous professional conferences. Professor Milne also has been tapped as a subject matter expert for the media and written opinion pieces for publication.
As an organizational consultant in Asia, he has acquired broad perspective through business projects in nations such as China, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. Milne’s global background also includes significant experience coordinating exchanges of international delegations of professionals to the United States.
Long dedicated to local community service, Duane has volunteered for 30 years with campaigns and elections at the local, state and national levels. Prior to his taking office, now-Representative Milne served as an elected Chester County committeeman for 20 years and an elected Pennsylvania state committeeman for 10 years. He also has worked floor operations at two presidential nominating conventions.
Duane participated on the Chester County Voting Reform Commission as well as the Meet Your Chester County Judges Task Force. Duane performs volunteer activities through church, coaches in youth sports leagues, assists Cub Scouts as a den leader, and contributes as a school PTO volunteer.
Duane proudly serves our nation as Captain Milne in the U.S. Army Reserve. He has served in command and staff leadership roles, as well as earned military achievement medals along the path of his service.
Duane attended school locally at the Great Valley School District from kindergarten through 12th grade, attaining induction into the National Honor Society and playing varsity athletics. An honors graduate of the College of William and Mary, he was awarded his bachelor’s degree in political science while also serving as class president and student senate chair. Duane holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Delaware, earning a “Distinction” in Public Administration.
A lifelong resident of his local community, Duane and his wife, Jean, live in the same neighborhood in which he grew up. A native of Berks County, Jean originally came to Chester County to work for a since-retired state senator. They are the proud parents of Alexander. A sports and fitness enthusiast, Duane, among other activities, is often seen running in local 5K races for charity and has crossed the finish line of five marathons.
A dedicated public servant, Duane well understands the values and issues of importance to us and our area, and the policy agenda necessary to sustain the high quality of life we are so fortunate to benefit from and enjoy in our community.
The 167th Legislative District encompasses part of Chester County consisting of the townships of Charlestown, East Whiteland, Easttown, West Pikeland, West Whiteland and Willistown and the borough of Malvern.
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