Mark Miloscia

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Mark Miloscia
Mark Miloscia.jpg
Washington State Senate, District 30
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 0
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives 30a
1999 - 2013
Bachelor'sAir Force Academy
Master'sChapman University and University of North Dakota
Date of birth09/13/1958
Place of birthBiloxi, MS
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Miloscia (b. September 13, 1958) is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Miloscia is a former Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 30 from 1999 to 2013.


Miloscia is a substitute teacher for the Federal Way School District and Catholic Archdiocese.He is a former Commissioner for the Lakehaven Utility District, a former Director for Goodwill Industries of Tacoma, and a former Executive Director for the Federal Way Youth and Family Services. Miloscia has served in the United States Air Force as a Captain.

Miloscia earned his B.S. from Air Force Academy. Miloscia holds an MBA form the University of North Dakota and an M.A. from Chapman University. He later attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Miloscia served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2015
Senate Accountability & Reform, Chair
Higher Education
Human Services, Mental Health & Housing, Vice-Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Miloscia served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Miloscia served on the following committees:



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Shari Song (D) and Mark Miloscia (R) were unopposed in the primary. Song was defeated by Miloscia in the general election.[2][3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 30 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Miloscia 55.6% 17,266
     Democratic Shari Song 44.4% 13,790
Total Votes 31,056


See also: Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Miloscia announced on September 15, 2011 that he would be running for State Auditor in 2012.[5] He faced fellow state representative Troy Kelley (D), State Senator Craig Pridemore (D) and James Watkins (R) in the blanket primary on August 7. Miloscia did not advance to the general election.[6][7]

Washington Auditor, Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Watkins 46.1% 584,444
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Kelley 23% 291,335
     Democratic Craig Pridemore 21.2% 268,220
     Democratic Mark Miloscia 9.8% 123,936
Total Votes 1,267,935
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State (dead link)'


  • The News Tribune[8]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mark Miloscia ran for re-election to the Washington House of Representatives District 30a. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Shawn Sullivan in the November 2, 2010 general election.[9]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Miloscia (D) 22,726
Shawn Sullivan (R) 15,466
Washington House of Representatives, District 30a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Miloscia (D) 12,261 57.57%
Green check mark transparent.png Shawn Sullivan (R) 9,038 42.43%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Mark Miloscia won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 30 receiving 67.49% of the vote (29,999 votes), defeating Republican Michael Thompson who received 32.51% of the vote (14,453 votes).[10]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Miloscia (D) 29,999 67.49%
Michael Thompson (R) 14,453 32.51%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[11]


In 2010, a year in which Miloscia was up for re-election, he collected $34,255 in donations.[12]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mark Miloscia's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Indian Gaming Association $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association $1,600
Washington Federation of State Employees $1,600
Washington Association of Realtors $1,200


Miloscia and his wife, Meschell, have three children.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Washington

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Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[13]


Miloscia proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $18.5 million, the 80th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[14]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[15] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Miloscia voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Mark Miloscia
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tracey Eide (D)
Washington State Senate District 30
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 30
Succeeded by
Linda Kochmar (R)