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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Legislative Update: Jan. 19, 2018 Legislative Update: Jan. 19, 2018
Dear Friends, It’s great to send you my first e-newsletter of the 2018 legislative session. Today marks the end of the second week of the 60-day session. Because it’s only 60 days instead of the 105-day sessions that the Legislature has in odd-numbered years, this is considered a “short session.”...
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7th District legislators to hold telephone town hall meeting Jan. 23 7th District legislators to hold telephone town hall meeting Jan. 23
Northeast Washington residents are invited to take part in a 7th Legislative District “telephone town hall meeting” on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The community conversation, which is similar to a call-in radio format, will begin at 6 p.m. and last one hour. The 7th District’s legislative team – Sen. Shelly Short,...
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Short recognizes the Eubank family for humanitarian efforts Short recognizes the Eubank family for humanitarian efforts
On June 28, the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8676 recognizing Dave Eubank and his family for their humanitarian efforts around the world. Read the full text of the resolution here. You can view Sen. Short’s floor remarks here.
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Legislative Update: 100 Days Legislative Update: 100 Days
Dear Friends and Neighbors, The final week of session is upon us and there is plenty of work yet to be done. Unfortunately, it looks as though special session is likely. We are working diligently to negotiate final agreements on the budget, basic education and most importantly a solution for...
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