u 2012 Washington Primary

Mark Miloscia

A candidate for State Auditor, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington Primary

Party: Democrat

Age: 56City: Federal Way, WA

Occupation: Social worker, legislator

On this race: Issues: Restore public trust, make Washington most efficient state in nation, reduce waste and fraud, improve oversight Notable: Is a former B-52 pilot

A former U.S. Air Force bomber pilot and federal contract manager, Miloscia served as Director of Goodwill Industrial Services in Tacoma and as Interim Director of Federal Way Youth and Family Services, before becoming a lawmaker.

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Last updated: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Election results

James Watkins (R) 534,552 46.37%
Troy Kelley (D) 267,784 23.23%
Craig Pridemore (D) 238,346 20.68%
Mark Miloscia (D) 112,054 9.72%
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