A candidate for State Auditor, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington Primary
City: Federal Way, WA
Occupation: Social worker, legislator
Education: Graduated from Francis Lewis High school in Flushing, New York in 1976. Earned bachelor’s degree in engineering at the Air Force Academy. Earned master’s in business administration at the University of North Dakota. Earned master’s in clinical psychology from Chapman University.
Work experience: Served in Air Force from 1976-1990; was a B-52 pilot and contract manager for Boeing’s B-1 program while in the military. Worked in management at Tacoma Goodwill for eight years in the 1990s. Served briefly as the interim executive director of Federal Way Youth and Family Services in 2000. Substitute teacher at Auburn School District. Former substitute teacher for Federal Way Public Schools and the Seattle Catholic Archdiocese
Political experience: Elected state senator in 2014 as a Republican. Served as state representative as a Democrat from 1999 until 2013. Served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Accountability and Reform. Served as commissioner of the Lakehaven Utility District in late 1990s.
Family: Married. Has three children.
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
|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%|
- Web: markmiloscia.com
OLYMPIA – The state attorney general’s office will weigh in on a potential fight between the Legislature and the executive branch over the meaning of three little words: “within available funds.” The words appear twice in a 2005 statute that requires state agencies to develop “quality management systems” to help figure out ways to do their jobs better. Most agencies have never done such assessments because the deadlines were delayed and then the recession hit and budgets tightened.
OLYMPIA — The state attorney general’s office will weigh in on a potential fight between the Legislature and the Executive branch over the meaning of three little words: “within available funds.” Those three words appear twice in a 2005 statute that requires state agencies to…
The filing deadline is still a couple of weeks away, but candidates barked at each other Thursday night in their bid to become the state’s top watchdog. State Rep. Mark Miloscia, D-Federal Way, and Republican candidate James Watkins of Redmond did their best to show Spokane voters why they should replace the retiring Brian Sonntag as state auditor. Also in the race, but not attending the event, are State Rep. Troy Kelley, D-Tacoma, and State Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver.
OLYMPIA — Five days left in this election cycle, but here’s some candidates for the 2012 election. Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver, said today he’ll run for State Auditor. Longtime Auditor Brian Sonntag announced more than a month ago he wouldn’t seek re-election, and Rep. Mark…