This ought to be fun. Democratic Rep. Mark Miloscia plans to seek the role of state House speaker.
I haven’t heard that Speaker Frank Chopp wants to quit, and I haven’t that anything like a majority of the House Democrats would favor a change in a caucus that already is losing Majority Leader Lynn Kessler to retirement and potentially losing Caucus Chair Dawn Morrell to a Republican challenger. It also is losing its top budget writer, Democratic Rep. Kelli Linville of Bellingham, to voters’ preference for Republican challenger Vincent Buys (I’ll have an item on that later).
But Miloscia, who chairs a House Audit Review and Oversight Committee and opposed some of his caucus’ moves on the budget, thinks he is the man.