John Milkovich for Congress

About John

A Legacy of Service

John was born in Roundup, Montana, the fourth of six children. His father, is a World War II veteran who grew up on a homestead ranch during the Depression, and his mother, a rural school teacher.  His parents taught him the importance of hard work and generosity, and to respect and value everyone. They taught him the importance of giving back to the community. John still holds to those principles today.

The Lesson of Hard Work

John grew up working on cattle ranches, and for a local contractor roofing and painting. John attended the University of Chicago and the University of Montana. In 1979, John chose to move to Baton Rouge to attend LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. John finished the first year of Law School in the top 10% of his class, and was named a member of the Louisiana Law Review.

Putting Others First

For over 20 years, John and his wife Carola have dedicated their law practice to representing Louisiana’s working families, successfully handling cases before the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; in Louisiana’s appellate courts; and in state, federal, and municipal trial courts.  John has participated in local governmental proceedings to improve the quality of life for his community; speak up for tax relief; and Stand Up for Our Values.

John supported clean drinking water and opposed a garbage landfill along the headwaters of Cross Lake; supported public safety of children using the Shreve Memorial Library System and opposed alcohol sales across the street from the Broadmoor Library, frequented by school-age children; supported tax relief for property owners, and opposed a rollover of Parish property taxes before the Caddo Parish Commission; and fought to stop the operation of a strip club across the street from Cross Bayou in Shreveport.

Leading by Example

John is a 20-year member of Shreveport Community Church (formerly First Assembly of God). He has worked in Children’s Ministries, worked with inner-city children, taught Sunday school to 5th and 6th grade boys, led devotionals in juvenile detention centers and served on his church’s Board of Deacons for over a decade.  He has participated in the Prison Ministry, served on the Board of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, led Chapel services at the Mission, taught leadership in private and public schools, and  donated blood in local blood drives.

John lives in Keithville with his wife of 22 years, Carola, a former teacher, and their 15-year-old daughter, Sarah. 

John is campaigning to bring our jobs and factories back to Louisiana and America; fight the high cost of gas and prescription drugs; and to Honor our Traditional Values. John believes it's time to-- Stand Up for Louisiana!