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.
- Web: markmiloscia.com
SEATTLE – One is a state senator with a background in conducting audits. The other runs one of Washington’s biggest county governments. So which kind of experience is more important in the Washington state auditor’s race between Republican Sen. Mark Miloscia and Democratic Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy?
SEATTLE – Restoring the credibility of the Washington State Auditor’s Office tops the list of priorities for those seeking to replace departing Auditor Troy Kelley, whose term was marred by his federal fraud indictment and seven-month leave of absence. Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, state Sen. Mark Miloscia and Seattle lawyer Jeff Sprung are the leading candidates to replace Kelley. Forensic accountant Mark Wilson, of Bellevue, and engineer David Golden, of Spokane, are also running but have raised little to no money.