Candidate Profile
John Milkovich

Democrat, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), 2019:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Right to Life LA (LARTL), 2019:  100%
American Conservative Union LA, 2018:  76%, 62% (cum.)

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
FRC Action PAC

Reported by Candidate

0
Denny Duron, Senior Pastor, Shreveport

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Neil Riser (2017)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Foster L. Campbell (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
American Federation of Teachers (2016), Foster L. Campbell (2019), National Committee for an Effective Congress (2008)

Summary

67%

LIBERAL

33%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

God values human life. So should we. I'm against abortion, period.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Unleash free enterprise. Cut taxes. Eliminate unnecessary regulations. Terminate unfavorable trade treaties that create huge deficits and ship our jobs and factories overseas and across our borders. Encourage Private Sector Job Training.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reduce taxes and unnecessary red tape and regulations on businesses that are lawfully operating in free enterprise.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

End unconstitutional requirement that forces citizens to purchase health insurance. End FDA's arbitrary and unjust persecution of holistic and naturopathic medicine. Support private sector constitutional right to prepare, market and take nutritional supplements. Drive down medicine prices by: ending long term drug company monopolies on specific drugs; allowing use of natural supplements; allowing the federal government to obtain volume discounts in the purchase of Medicare/Medicaid drugs; allowing purchase of medicine from other countries. When drug prices go down, health insurance rates should drop. End ERISA requirements which: allow Health Insurers to be the Judges and Jurors on whether they must pay medical bills; require physicians to employ substantial staff, not just in provision of medical care, but in fighting to get payment for medical services; force Patients to federal court to contest denial of medical treatment.


National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Agree

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

The LGBTQ+ political agenda poses a threat to First Amendment freedoms of speech, expression and religious exercise.

Strongly Agree

I support expanding protections in employment and accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Strongly Disagree

If children are given instruction in sex education in public schools, it should not express a preference for abstinence but should be comprehensive, offering discussions on various types of sexual orientations and behaviors plus all types of contraceptives.

Strongly Disagree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Men can be greedy, violent, covetous, disrespectful of others' rights. If immoral persons with these flaws are in government, government could be used as an instrumentality of theft, coercion, tyranny and even murder. Government must be limited by Constitutional law; the powers of each branch of government must be constrained by the powers of other branches; the rights of individuals must be protected against Governmental abuses.I agree that Ours is a government of laws, and not of men

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that "Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life; No one comes to the Father but by Him." He is "the Resurrection and the Life." I believe, that a Just Society, that values and protects the sanctity of the life of the individual, and individual freedoms, is ultimately based upon Bible Principles. I believe that "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord." When we turn our back on God, we are bereft of His Blessings. I believe that whatsoever we do for the Least, we do unto Christ. That God honors not the public speeches or professions of righteousness, but the sacrifices made in private in consoling, comforting, caring for the abandoned, the homeless, the prisoner, the elderly, the sick, rejected children, forgotten Nursing Home patients.


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

2012 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2018 Primary

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Abortion is the American Genocide. I introduced Bills to end Abortion: the Fetal Heart Beat Bill, banning Abortions after Fetal Heart Beat is medically detected (SB 184, 2019). Ban on Abortions 15 weeks post gestation (SB 181, 2018). Penalties on Abortion Clinics, including closure, for destruction, falsification of abortion records. Destruction & falsification of Abortion records may be perpetrated to cover up abortions upon minors, abortions committed to perpetuate human trafficking, injuries inflicted upon women by abortionists. (SB 325, 2018) Made it a crime to coerce an abortion. (SB 535, 2018) Introduced Ban on Planned Parenthood's practise of cutting up aborted babies for sale. (SB 128, 2017) Defended ban on genetic abortions on Senate Floor. (HB 1019, 2016) Voted against State Budget in 2017, 2018 & 2019. Introduced Budget cuts of over $320M. Voted against every sales tax in 2018. Worked to get rid of Common Core. SB 128 2019; SB 55 2018; SB 73 2017; SB 330 201

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

My wife and I represented working families over 30 years in our family-owned practise. Our focus is representing working people, not big government or conglomerates. God has allowed us to use our law practice to do thousands of hours of pro bono law work for working families. We legally opposed a strip club in downtown Shreveport. We used our legal training to free an airman wrongly convicted of a murder he did not commit. I filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that the current State Superintendent of Education is illegally in Office, because he did not obtain the required Senate reconfirmation to serve a 2nd term. This Superintendent helped force Common Core on Louisiana families; pushed violent and inappropriate curriculum on young students; presided over a decrease in academic performance; ignored teachers; penalized schools for disciplining dangerous students, even though Louisiana has some of the unsafest schools in America.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

johnmilkovichforsenate@gmail.com 318-425-1957

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Over the last three and one-half years, through the Grace of God, and with the prayers and support of the people of District 38, we did what we said we would do. We fought abortion; helped enact some of the strongest anti-abortion laws in America; opposed taxes on working families; worked to get rid of Common Core. We also took the position that if teenagers are big enough to do violent crimes, they're big enough to do the time. Every citizen deserves to live in a safe neighborhood. We honored the values that unite our District: Faith, Family and Hard Work. We worked to give a voice to working families, church folks, ordinary citizens-- the people of Louisiana-- who are too often ignored by special interests, bureaucrats and power brokers.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.

Strongly Agree

Background

Education

  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA, J.D., 1982
  • University of Montana, Missoula, MT, BA, 1979

Work & Military

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeal, Judicial Clerk, Hon. Fred C. Sexton, Jr., 1982-1984
  • Caddo Parish Public Defenders Office, Attorney, 1984-1985
  • Private Law Practise, Attorney at Law, 1985 to present

Affiliations

  • Shreveport Community Church, Board Member, Youth Sunday School Teacher
  • Rutherford House, Youth Church Services, Volunteer
  • Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission, former Board Member, Mission Chapel Services,
  • School of Greatness (Christian values in Education, Board Member

Offices

  • Louisiana Senate, District 38, Held 2015-2019
  • U.S. Congress, Sought 2002, 2008

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