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 who taught in a one-room school house. His parents taught him the importance of hard work and generosity, and to respect and value everyone. John continues their legacy of giving back to the community.
The Lessons of Hard Work
John grew up working on cattle ranches, and for a local painting and roofing contractor. In 1979, John enrolled in LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge. He finished the first year of Law School in the top 10% of his class, and was named a member of the Louisiana Law Review, publishing articles in nationally noted Law Reviews.
Putting Others First
John began his legal career as a Judicial Clerk for 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge, the Hon. Fred C. Sexton, Jr. For over 30 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 and his wife Carola have performed thousands of hours of free legal work, to help seniors, veterans, working families and family-owned businesses get Justice in the court system.
Standing Up and Speaking Out
Our Traditional Values are under attack every day. It’s not enough to possess values. John believes it’s necessary to fight for them.
John supported clean drinking water by opposing a garbage landfill along the headwaters of Cross Lake, Shreveport’s water supply. He supported public safety of children by contesting alcohol sales across the street from Shreve Memorial’s Broadmoor Library. John supported tax relief for property owners, and spoke out against rollover of Parish property taxes before the Caddo Parish Commission. He campaigned in 2015 against excessive property tax burdens on Caddo Parish citizens, and fought a Tax Bond Issue that would have added over $100 million of taxes for Caddo property owners. John fought to stop the operation of a strip club in downtown Shreveport. He has worked to stop Common Core, and the
Leading by Example
Milkovich is committed to his community. This commitment is demonstrated by his ministry throughout the last 20 years to children, including inner city youth, and kids from broken homes. He has assisted in Children’s ministries at his home Church, taught Sunday school to 5th and 6th grade boys, led devotional services at a juvenile detention center,
preached the Gospel at a rehabilitation center for teens, and mentored the young. He has participated in Prison Ministry, served on the Board of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, led Chapel services at the Mission, and taught leadership in elementary schools.
people; like Rescue Mission Director, Rev. Henry Martin, who gives his life away serving others; like the late Lee Whitaker, who spent over 25 years at the Rutherford House, selflessly working to give troubled kids a second chance.
federal takeover of education. John stands with those opposing the operation of a liquor store in Stonewall, across Highway 171 from North DeSoto School. When the ACLU attacked Walnut Hill Principal Albert Hardison for speaking of God, Jesus and Scripture on a School website, John spoke out against the ACLU attack on Mr. Hardison.
John is a 28-year member of Shreveport Community Church, where he has served on the Board of Directors, under Senior Pastor Denny Duron, since 1997.
John lives in Keithville, with his wife of 29 years, Carola, a teacher and attorney, and their daughter, Sarah, 22 years old, a recent college honors graduate.
Inspired by Others
John is inspired by his parents, who taught— and lived— Old School Values, and by those who lead in our Community. Leaders like Pastor Denny Duron, a relentless visionary committed to seeing God work in the lives of