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 – 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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Senate passes Short bill to control noxious weed cost Senate passes Short bill to control noxious weed cost
OLYMPIA…Yesterday, the Senate passed legislation that would allow local noxious weed boards to recover the cost of work performed on state land. “Lack of state action to control noxious weeds on state lands is burdensome on adjacent landowners, local weed boards and our counties,” said Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy. “This...
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Senate passes Economic Revitalization Act to boost rural economies
Senate passes Economic Revitalization Act to boost rural economies
Olympia… On Wednesday the Senate passed the Economic Revitalization Act, a  bill designed to encourage economic growth in rural communities. This is the first bill sponsored by Sen. Shelly Short to pass the Senate since she was appointed 7th District senator on Feb. 1. “Rural economies have been slow to...
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Short sworn in as 7th District senator
Short sworn in as 7th District senator
OLYMPIA… Shelly Short was sworn in today as the 7th Legislative District’s state senator. Short was the unanimous choice of the district’s county commissioners to succeed former Sen. Brian Dansel, who resigned Jan. 24 to take a position with the Trump Administration. “I wish former Senator Dansel the best in...
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