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 families to prosperity.

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)

Thank you for visiting! Please contact me with any questions.

Learn more about the 7th District by watching the short video tour below.


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Sen. Short 2020 video update (week 1) Sen. Short 2020 video update (week 1)
Check out my latest update where I talk about what’s happening in Olympia.    
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Update from Olympia
Update from Olympia
Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2020 legislative session began this week, and one of my bills is already off to a fast start. SB 5887, which would prohibit health providers from requiring certain treatment visits to meet medical-necessity standards if a doctor determines the visits are medically necessary, was passed by...
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Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries give us hope for Washington’s salmon runs Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries give us hope for Washington’s salmon runs
The following op-ed appeared in the Seattle Times and was published earlier in August. By Sen. Ann Rivers, Sen. Shelly Short, and Rep. Luanne Van Werven Special to The Times Imagine living in a state where the sea is overflowing with salmon, ensuring there are more than enough fish and...
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Sen. Shelly Short takes an in-depth look at what’s happening in the 7th District Sen. Shelly Short takes an in-depth look at what’s happening in the 7th District
Sen. Shelly Short tours the 7th District, taking a closer look at the great things happening in her community.  Check out these videos and get to know the 7th Legislative District better! In this video, Sen. Short discusses post-secondary education in the 7th Legislative District. Learn more about work that...
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