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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Latest News

New bills harm the self-employed New bills harm the self-employed
The following op-ed appeared in the Omak-Okagonan Chronicle and was published Feb. 27, 2019. To download the article, click on the below link: Independent Contractors New bills harm the self-employed By Sen. Shelly Short Special to the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Entrepreneurs have been the foundation of our state’s and country’s...
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Podcast: Welcome to Washington Baby Act and Raising Tobacco Age to 21 Podcast: Welcome to Washington Baby Act and Raising Tobacco Age to 21
Congratulations! You just had a baby. What’s that knock on the door? It’s a state inspector to make sure your home is suitable. Senator Shelly Short tells us about the “Welcome to Washington Baby Act.” And… Teenagers should not be able to buy cigarettes or other tobacco and vaping products...
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7th District legislators to hold telephone town hall 7th District legislators to hold telephone town hall
Lawmakers from the 7th Legislative District will hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Automated phone calls will go out throughout the district, but constituents who don’t receive a phone call during the event, can themselves call (509) 213-3069 to join in....
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Senate committee holds hearings on performance-based contracting services bill sponsored by Short Senate committee holds hearings on performance-based contracting services bill sponsored by Short
OLYMPIA… The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee held a public hearing Tuesday morning on Senate Bill 5308, a bill that would add much-needed checks and balances to a program that helps local governments increase their energy efficiency. Sen. Shelly Short, the bill’s sponsor, says that her proposal would create...
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