Rep. Neal P. Goodman's Biography

State Rep. Neal P. Goodman is serving his ninth term representing residents of Schuylkill County’s 123rd Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

He is part of the House Democratic leadership team, elected by his colleagues to a fourth term as caucus administrator. In that role, he is responsible for ensuring caucus operations run smoothly.

A graduate of East Stroudsburg University, Goodman has served the public through state government for more than two decades.

He started his career in public service with the House Democratic research office, and served as chief of staff to former state Rep. Edward J. Lucyk from 1993 to 2002. During his tenure as top aide, he served as executive director for the Veterans Affairs Committee, as well as the Tourism and Recreational Development Committee.

Goodman served in the United States Marine Corps from 1982 to 1988 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.

A combination of military and state government experience enabled Goodman to become an integral part of his home community. From 1988 through 1996, he served as a Mahanoy City borough councilman and served as council president from 1995 to 1996. He also served as director of the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau and board member to MAJIC Corporation.

At the state level, he is the proud recipient of the American Legion's State Adjutant General’s Award, the VFW’s State Distinguished Service Award, the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Award, the 2005 Pennsylvania National Guard Commendation Medal, and the 2012 SEIU Thomas Zuber Memorial Award. 

Locally, he received the 2016 Friend of Education award from the Mahanoy City and Schuylkill County Education Associations, the 2012 Mahanoy Area Outstanding Alumni of the Year, the 2007 Mahanoy City Elks Citizen of the Year, the 2006 Schuylkill County Joint Veterans Service to Veterans Award, and the 2005 Schuylkill Women in Crisis Leadership Award.

His legislative priorities include property tax reform, funding for public schools, protecting PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage for seniors, delivering funding to local fire and ambulance companies, and programs that benefit our veterans and their families.

Goodman resides in Mahanoy City with his wife Victoria. They have three children, Megan, Shannon and Neal Patrick.

The representative is an active member in many community organizations.