No Recession For Lobbyist




Not in some corners of the Broward County lobbying community.

John Max Milledge, the 46-year-old lobbyist with a major league client list, and his wife Susan Tramer have purchased a $2.7 million home in the Coral Ridge section of Fort Lauderdale.

Tramer is a land planning expert. 


The home is located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in the upscale northeast Fort Lauderdale neighborhood.  It is over 5000 square feet and was built in 1983.

Although I don’t know this for sure, the talk around the Broward Government Center is that Milledge/Tramer got a great deal because of the recession.  

The lobbyist, who has his own law practice, handles business for such prestigious firms as Florida Power & Light; Chevron; GFC Craine, a major Port Everglades entity; American Ambulance Services; The Las Olas Company, big land owners along that storied street and Broward Barron, the real estate investors George Rahael and Charlie Ladd’s company.

Milledge is also general counsel for the Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale.

2 Responses to “No Recession For Lobbyist”

  1. georgie says:

    Taxpayers are paying for this with the “lobbyist tax” built into every government service. You can’t blame John, though. He just making a living.

  2. The rich get richer says:

    What does anybody expect? Do you see Wayne Huizenga suffering? The rich get richer and the rest of us get laid off.