7th Legislative District

Update from Olympia – week 7 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Greetings! With the end of the 2020 legislative session less than two weeks away, I want to update you on what’s been happening in Olympia. It’s raining money… again As a fiscal conservative I’m glad that the Senate supplemental operating budget will be funded within current... Read More...
Update from Olympia – week 6 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Greetings! There has been a flurry of action in the Legislature recently, as the Senate spent many long hours passing the vast majority of 266 bills (I question if most are even necessary in a free society) over the past two weeks — and another hour... Read More...
Update from Olympia – week 4 Majority Democrats in the legislature aren’t listening to voters We have yet to hit the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session for 2020 and already, the Democratic majority in the Senate have approved additional taxes that are completely unnecessary. Do you remember seeing 12 advisory votes on your November... Read More...
Senate passes energy-contractor performance bill sponsored by Short The Senate earlier in March passed a bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, that would add much-needed checks and balances to a state program that helps local governments increase their energy efficiency. Short says her proposal, Senate Bill 5308, would create desperately needed transparency for construction and monitoring of... Read More...
Legislative Update: Mar. 25, 2019 Dear Friends and Neighbors, There has been so much legislative activity since my last update! We finished nonstop floor action in the Senate. As floor leader, I was intensely busy communicating with my Democratic colleagues and member requests on the floor, advocating for bills to be brought up for a vote... Read More...
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... Read More...
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.... Read More...