Director, Public Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Public Affairs
From the campaign trail to the Capitol, John-Paul builds advocacy strategies that work.
John-Paul helps clients navigate their public policy challenges with experience both in Saint Paul and in Congress. Known for his steady demeanor and ability to forge strong relationships, John-Paul quickly makes meaningful connections for our clients.
John-Paul has nearly 15 years of government, campaign and lobbying experience from serving as district director and campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen to directing public policy for the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, Yates worked for the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus as committee administrator for the Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee.
John-Paul recently completed his 46th trip to the Boundary Waters and his first Chequamegon 40 mountain bike race. When not paddling or biking, John-Paul is touring local parks with his wife and two sons.
Joined Goff Public: 2022
Alma Mater: Seton Hall University
- Boundary Waters
- Coffee brewing
- Fat biking
- Selection Committee, University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellows Program
- University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellows Program, 2021-2022 Cohort