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.

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It is a pleasure and a privilege to serve you.

Shelly Short

State Senator

7th District (R – Addy)

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Latest News

Senate passes Short bill aimed at better access to health-care benefits
Sen. Short working at her floor desk.
Senate passes Short bill aimed at better access to health-care benefits
The Senate voted 42-4 to approve a bill introduced by Sen. Shelly Short that would help patients have access to the health-care benefits for which they have already paid for in their health plans. “This bill represents the culmination of nearly two years of work with insurance carriers, providers and...
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Legislative update: Feb. 7, 2018 Legislative update: Feb. 7, 2018
Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are at the halfway point of this year’s 60-day legislative session. If you think there aren’t many bills introduced just because it’s a “short session” this year, think again!  So far this year, there have been nearly 2,000 new bills in the Legislature (994 in...
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Senate passes Short bill raising awareness of need for bone-marrow donors
Sen. Short gives floor speech
Senate passes Short bill raising awareness of need for bone-marrow donors
The Senate has unanimously approved a bill introduced by Sen. Shelly Short that seeks to increase awareness of the need for bone-marrow donors. Short’s legislation, Senate Bill 6155, would require the state Department of Licensing to provide each driver’s license or identicard applicant with written materials regarding bone-marrow donation. “This...
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Panel OKs Short bill raising awareness of need for bone-marrow donors
Jada Bascom testifies on SB 6155
Panel OKs Short bill raising awareness of need for bone-marrow donors
The Senate Transportation Committee this week has approved a bill introduced by Sen. Shelly Short that seeks to increase awareness of the need for bone-marrow donors. Short’s legislation, Senate Bill 6155, would raise awareness by requiring the state Department of Licensing to provide each driver’s license or identicard applicant with...
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