Follow us:

Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

Topic: mark miloscia

You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.

February 17, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Bill would nix Seattle minimum wage, but raise it statewide more than inflation

OLYMPIA – The debate over raising the statewide minimum wage has largely revolved around dependable partisan arguments: up-by-the-bootstraps Republicans saying it isn’t necessary or that it would kill businesses and Democrats bent on fixing income inequality. Enter Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way, a former Democrat, with what he calls a “grand compromise.” Miloscia dropped a bill Tuesday, More

Comments | More in Minimum wage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: $15 minimum wage, 2015 legislative session, ed murray

December 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Senate GOP adds a committee and subtracts some Democrats

Though it still calls itself the Majority Coalition Caucus, Republicans won an outright majority of the state Senate in last month’s election. As such, when the coalition Tuesday evening announced committee chairs for the upcoming legislative session, it did away with the handful of Democrats that had served as committee chairs or co-chairs. The name of one Democrat,…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Majority Coalition Caucus, mark miloscia, Tim Sheldon

October 31, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Allegations of prejudice in two state Senate campaigns

In a pair of contested state Senate campaigns, allegations are being made over anti-Catholic prejudice and the way one senator has characterized his opponent’s door-belling volunteers. Let’s start with the latter. Fuse Washington released a recording Friday morning that purports to capture Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, on audio at a King County GOP dinner on Oct. 18 disparaging…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest, State legislative races, State Legislature | Topics: andy hill, mark miloscia

October 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Democrat-turned-Republican touts endorsements — from Democrats

Democrat-turned-Republican Mark Miloscia is touting his new endorsements — from Democrats. Miloscia was a longtime Democratic member of the state House who announced a switch in parties when he began a bid as a Republican for state Senate this year in District 30, which includes parts of King and Pierce counties. Now, Miloscia has made a webpage featuring a slew of endorsements by Democrats. But…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races | Topics: brian sonntag, mark miloscia, Shari Song

July 30, 2014 at 10:38 PM

More GOP campaign mailer intrigue

On Tuesday, we wrote about a GOP campaign mailer calling a Democrat state Senate candidate too Republican for his district. Today, we’ve got a brand new mailer. This time, the state GOP mailer praises its own candidate, Mark Miloscia, for “standing up to the party bosses and out-of-touch politicians.” Wait, what? Is the state Republican Party developing self-loathing issues? Actually,…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Politics Northwest, State legislative races, State Legislature, Washington state Republican Party | Topics: mark miloscia, Washington State Legislature

April 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Shari Song to run for key state Senate seat

Democrats have finally recruited a candidate for the key state Senate race in South King County’s 30th district — Shari Song, a real-estate agent who last year unsuccessfully challenged Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn. Song, however, will have to combat carpetbagging charges as she is moving from Bellevue to Federal Way just in time for…


Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: mark miloscia, Shari Song, State Senate

March 6, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Former Democratic lawmaker running for state Senate as Republican

OLYMPIA — Mark Miloscia, who served for 14 years as a Democrat in the state House, announced Wednesday he is running for the state Senate as a Republican. Miloscia, who left the House when he ran unsuccessfully for state auditor in 2012, is challenging fourth-term Democrat Tracey Eide in South King County’s 30th district. His entrance should make…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Dino Rossi, mark miloscia, Tracey Eide

July 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Sonntag still not endorsing a candidate for auditor

Retiring State Auditor Brain SonntagCredit: Seattle Times Retiring State Auditor Brian Sonntag has nice things to say about the men vying to replace him, but he has no intention of endorsing any of them, he said, even if a new television ad makes it look like he already has. State Rep. Troy Kelley, D-Lakewood, recently began airing a television…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: ad, brian sonntag, mark miloscia