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politician , member of the Washington House of Representatives

Mark Miloscia, American state legislator. Member of St. Vincents Knights of Columbus, Federal Way Community Caregiving Network, Federal Way Boys & Girls Club (board member).

Background

Miloscia was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and lived there until the age of six when his family moved to New York City.

Education

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.

Career

In 2012, Miloscia ran as a Democrat for Washington State Auditor. A race which he lost in the primary election while earning less than 10% of the vote. He had represented the 30th Legislative District for seven terms from 1999 to 2013 in the Washington House of Representatives as a Democrat.

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.

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. On September 15, 2011, Miloscia announced his candidacy to run as a Democrat to replace retiring Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag.

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. Fellow Democratic State Representative Troy Kelley was elected as state auditor in November 2012. 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.

Achievements

  • Originally a member of the Democratic Party 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 - an election he ultimately won by more than 11 points. Miloscia's seat in the legislature was won by Republican Federal Way City Councilperson Linda Kochmar. 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.

Politics

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Meschell Miloscia. Children: Elizabeth, Scott, Brian.

spouse:
Meschell Miloscia

child:
Elizabeth Miloscia

child:
Scott Miloscia

child:
Brian Miloscia