Welcome to my Web page! I hope you will find it a great resource and a way to stay connected with what’s happening in Olympia.

I’m extremely honored that you have chosen me to represent you and your interests in the Legislature. Please know that I will work tirelessly on your behalf and will represent you with honor, dignity and respect.

My priority is to implement policies that will help our private sector create jobs. Excessive regulations, continued increases in workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance rates, escalating minimum wage costs, and onerous business & occupation taxes have made Washington a difficult place to do business. We must not only rein in government spending, we need to get out of the way of entrepreneurs in this state and our small businesses that will help lead us out of the recession.

Please feel free to send me an e-mail or contact my Olympia office at (360) 786-7612 to express your opinions, ideas and concerns. If you’re interested in receiving e-mail updates during session, click the link on the bottom of this page that says “Subscribe to my newsletter.”

It is a pleasure and a privilege to serve you.

Shelly Short

State Senator

7th District (R – Addy)

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7th Legislative District lawmakers elected to leadership positions
7th District lawmakers
7th Legislative District lawmakers elected to leadership positions
All three members of the 7th District’s legislative team – Sen. Shelly Short and Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber – will serve in leadership posts when the 2019 legislative session begins in January. During their reorganization meeting Monday, House Republican members re-elected Kretz as their Deputy Leader. They also elected...
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Senate Republicans’ plan addresses affordable-housing problem in Washington
Quixote Village's tiny houses.
Senate Republicans’ plan addresses affordable-housing problem in Washington
Senate Republicans announced today they will introduce a package of bills in 2019 to address one of the main causes of Washington’s homelessness problem: the lack of affordable and available housing. At a news conference held at Quixote Village, an Olympia-based community of 30 tiny cabins for the homeless, three...
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Short bills dealing with bone-marrow donors, access to health-care benefits signed into law
Short bills dealing with bone-marrow donors, access to health-care benefits signed into law
OLYMPIA…Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed into law two bills introduced by Sen. Shelly Short – one that  increases awareness of the need for bone-marrow donors, while the other helps patients have access to the health-care benefits for which they have already paid in their health plans.   In February,...
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Kirsten Hallock serves as page for Sen. Short
Kirsten Hallock serves as page for Sen. Short
Kirsten Hallock, a junior at Mead High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Kirsten was one of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2018 legislative session. She was sponsored by 7th...
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