Faith and Politics – Is There a Connection?
Are you interested in political science? Perhaps you’ve considered being a city council member, governor, senator, state representative or even a future president of our country? What do you need to study in order to pursue a career in politics? What are the opportunities and challenges of being a politician? What are our civic duties as Catholics? Political life, understood in its truest and noblest sense, is the administration of the common good. Is there then an ultimate truth to guide and direct political activity, or can truth be determined by the majority and subject to variation according to different political trends? If you aspire to be a politician or you’re just curious about how the government operates, Mark Miloscia will walk you through the political process. As the state representative and local government commissioner for 17 years and currently a lobbyist for the Washington State Catholic Conference, he will also explore the responsibilities, rewards and challenges of being a Catholic politician and the ramifications of our choices.
Get an inside look at Faith and Politics with Mark Miloscia, a former 7-term member of the Washington State House of Representatives, having first been elected in 1998 by the residents of the 30th Legislative District, an area that includes the greater Federal Way area. Committee assignments previously included: House Housing Committee, House General Government Appropriations and Oversight, House Labor & Workforce Development, and House Legislative Evaluation & Accountability. Mark is currently doing advocacy work as a lobbyist for the Washington State Catholic Conference.
Mark has previously been employed as a teacher for both the Federal Way School District and the Seattle Catholic Archdiocese, Tacoma Goodwill Industrial Services Director, the Executive Director of Federal Way Youth and Family Services, and as a Commissioner for the Lakehaven Utility District. Mark, a graduate of the USAF Academy, formerly flew B-52 Bombers during his 10 year AF career.
He sits on the Board of Directors for the Federal Way Boys and Girls Club, is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and serves on the St Vincent de Paul Pastoral Council. He and his wife Meschell, married for 32 years with 3 children and 5 grand children, are active in the Marriage Renewal program at St. Vincent’s.