Mark Miloscia

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Mark Miloscia
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 30th legislative district
In office
January 12, 2015 (2015-01-12) – January 14, 2019
Preceded byTracey Eide
Succeeded byClaire Wilson
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the Position 1, 30th legislative district
In office
January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11) – January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
Preceded byTim Hickel
Succeeded byLinda Kochmar
Lakehaven Utility District Commissioner, Position No. 4
In office
1996–1999
Succeeded byEdward C. Stewart
Personal details
Born
Mark Anthony Miloscia

(1958-09-13) September 13, 1958 (age 60)
Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (1992-2014)
Republican (2014-present)
Spouse(s)Meschell M. Miloscia
ResidenceFederal Way, Washington
Alma materUnited States Air Force Academy (B.S.)
University of North Dakota (M.B.A.)
Chapman University (M.A.)
ProfessionB-52 Pilot
Contract manager
Director
Teacher
Lobbyist
Minister
WebsiteOfficial
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Department of the Air Force.svg United States Air Force
Years of service1980 – 1990 (10 years)
RankUS military captain's rank.gif Captain

Mark Anthony Miloscia (born September 13, 1958) is an American politician and current Washington State Senator. A Democrat for more than twenty years, in 2014 he switched to the Republican Party and ran for election to represent the 30th Legislative District in the State Senate - winning by more than 11 percentage points.[1] In 2012, Miloscia ran as a Democrat for Washington State Auditor; a race which he lost in the primary election. Miloscia ran again for State Auditor in 2016, this time as a Republican, lost the General Election to Democrat Pat McCarthy by 4 percentage points.[2] He had represented the 30th Legislative District for seven terms from 1999 to 2013 in the Washington House of Representatives as a Democrat.[3] He is endorsed by The Seattle Times newspaper for re-election in 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Miloscia was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and lived there until the age of six when his family moved to New York City. He lived with his family in New York City until graduating from Francis Lewis High School.[4]

He is a retired officer of the United States Air Force. He was a B-52 pilot and a contract manager for the Air Force for 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Arts (MA) degree from Chapman University in clinical psychology, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of North Dakota. He has also completed the Leadership Program at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[3]

He has resided in Auburn, Washington, and then Federal Way, Washington with his wife Meschell, his three children, and his grandchildren for the last 25 years.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Miloscia is a lobbyist for the Washington State Catholic Conference of Bishops. He is a substitute teacher for the Federal Way School District and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. He has also worked as the industrial services director for Goodwill Industries in Tacoma, the executive director of Federal Way Youth and Family Services, and as a commissioner for the Lakehaven Utility District.[citation needed]

As of 2013 he sits on the board of directors for the Federal Way Boys and Girls Club, is a member of St. Vincent's Knights of Columbus, and is a member of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

Mark served seven terms in the Washington State House of Representatives as a Democrat. He was elected in 1998 from the 30th Legislative District, an area that includes Federal Way, Algona, and portions of Auburn, Pacific, Milton, and Des Moines.[citation needed]

On September 15, 2011, Miloscia announced his candidacy to run as a Democrat to replace retiring Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag.[6] Miloscia came under fire within his own party for his conservative positions on abortion and same-sex marriage, and he failed to receive its nomination.[7] Miloscia was not among the top-two vote-getters in Washington's blanket primary system, garnering less than 10% of the vote, and thus did not appear on the November general election ballot.[8] Fellow Democratic State Representative Troy Kelley was elected as state auditor in November 2012. Miloscia's seat in the legislature was won by Republican Federal Way City Councilperson Linda Kochmar.[citation needed]

While serving as a representative, Miloscia worked as a substitute teacher when the legislature was not in session. As of March 2014, Miloscia announced his candidacy for State Senate in the 30th Legislative District as a Republican.[citation needed]

On March 6, 2014, Miloscia switched to the Republican Party when he announced his candidacy for the State Senate in the 30th Legislative District in 2014 - an election he ultimately won by more than 11 points.[9]

Electoral history[edit]

Washington State Auditor, General Election 2016[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Pat McCarthy 1,597,011 52.31
Republican Mark Miloscia 1,455,771 47.69
Washington State Auditor, Primary Election 2016[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mark Miloscia 481,910 36.71 +26.94
Democratic Pat McCarthy 381,828 29.09
Democratic Jeff Sprung 314,290 23.94
Independent Mark Wilson 96,972 7.39
No Party Preference David Golden 37,727 2.87
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Senator, General Election 2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mark Miloscia 17,266 55.60
Democratic Shari Song 13,790 44.40
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Senator, Primary Election 2014[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mark Miloscia 10,553 56.90
Democratic Shari Song 7,993 43.10
Washington State Auditor, Primary Election 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James Watkins 584,444 46.09
Democratic Troy Kelley 291,335 22.98
Democratic Craig Pridemore 268,220 21.15
Democratic Mark Miloscia 123,936 9.77
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, General Election 2010[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 22,726 59.50 -7.99
Republican Shawn Sullivan 15,466 40.50
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, Primary Election 2010[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 12,261 57.57
Republican Shawn Sullivan 9,038 42.43
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, General Election 2008[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 29,999 67.49 +1.52
Republican Michael Thompson 14,453 32.51
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, Primary Election 2008[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 12,307 65.18
Republican Michael Thompson 6,575 34.82
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, General Election 2006[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 20,080 65.97 +10.38
Republican Anatoly Kalchik 10,358 34.03
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, Primary Election 2006[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 8,217 60.98
Republican Anatoly Kalchik 5,259 39.02
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, General Election 2004[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 24,815 55.59 -0.32
Republican William Anthony "Tony" Moore, Jr. 18,743 41.98
Libertarian Robert Brengman 1,085 2.43
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, Primary Election 2004[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 10,933 59.75
Republican William Anthony "Tony" Moore, Jr. 7,142 39.03
Libertarian Robert Brengman 224 1.22
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, General Election 2002[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 15,870 55.91 -1.82
Republican Jim Ferrell 12,513 44.09
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, Primary Election 2002[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 8,622 54.52
Republican Jim Ferrell 7,193 45.48
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, General Election 2000[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 24,633 57.73 +2.61
Republican Tom Pierson 18,036 42.27
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, Primary Election 2000[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia (Incumbent) 12,332 58.15
Republican Tom Pierson 6,710 31.64
Republican Ed Barney 2,167 10.22
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, General Election 1998[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia 18,984 55.12
Republican Skip Priest 15,457 44.88
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 1, Primary Election 1998[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Miloscia 7,317 41.04
Republican Skip Priest 5,735 32.17
Republican Ann Murphy 4,775 26.79
Lakehaven Utility District Commissioner, Pos. No. 4, General Election 1995[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Non-partisan Mark Miloscia 6,867 51.82
Non-partisan Cliff Perry 6,385 48.18
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Senator, Primary Election 1994[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ray Schow (Incumbent) 4,702 31.39
Democratic Jean Marie Brough[31] 4,318 28.82
Republican Skip Priest 2,896 19.33
Democratic Mark Miloscia 2,843 18.98
Democratic Ron Alan Weigelt 222 1.48
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 2, General Election 1992[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jean Marie Brough (Incumbent) 21,637 50.45 -10.81
Democratic Mark Miloscia 21,255 49.55
Washington's 30th Legislative District State Representative, Pos. 2, Primary Election 1992[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jean Marie Brough (Incumbent) 9,771 52.32
Democratic Mark Miloscia 5,092 27.27
Democratic Brian T. Epperson 3,812 20.41

References[edit]

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