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)

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

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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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Short to governor: finding a fix for Hirst water decision not a ‘distraction’
Short to governor: finding a fix for Hirst water decision not a ‘distraction’
In October 2016 the state Supreme Court issued a ruling, in what is known as the Hirst case, that forces local and county governments to verify themselves whether water is available for a new household well to support a building-permit application. The decision meant local and county governments could no longer rely on...
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Legislative Update – Feb. 28, 2017 Legislative Update – Feb. 28, 2017
Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope this update finds you well. As you may have noticed by the banner above, I was recently appointed to the Senate to replace Sen. Brian Dansel who resigned to take a job in Washington D.C. Thank you for your continued confidence in me. It...
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