Working for you in Olympia!

Welcome to my webpage! I’m Shelly Short, your senator from Washington’s 7th Legislative District.

We live in one of the most spectacular parts of our country, a land of mountains, forests, farms, orchards, lakes and rivers. Our district covers a full fifth of the state, and our issues are different than those of Washington’s urban areas. We cherish our rural lifestyle and the freedom that comes with it. We’re interested in economic growth and prosperity, an affordable standard of living, improved services for rural areas, and greater employment and recreational opportunities for all of us living in this region. What works for Seattle often doesn’t work for us – and we need Olympia to know it.

This is the message I bring to the Capitol as your advocate in the state Senate. I have been honored to represent the 7th Legislative District since 2009. In the Senate, I serve as Republican floor leader, helping shape debate on everything from water to taxation, health care, education and affordable energy. I want to know what you think about the issues of importance to North Central and Northeastern Washington.

If you have a comment about the direction of state government, or you need help dealing with a state agency, please don’t hesitate to contact my office. You can reach me and my executive assistant, Shannon Whitmore, at (360) 786-7612, by email at Shelly.Short@leg.wa.gov, or by mail at the address you will find on this page. We are here to serve you – and we put that responsibility first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelly Short

Senator, 7th Legislative District

Important note: Written communications are subject to disclosure under the Washington Public Records Act.

News from Sen. Shelly Short

State should support local school districts, not dictate to them, Short legislation declares State should support local school districts, not dictate to them, Short legislation declares
7th District senator urges hearing on bill that would clarify role of state school superintendent OLYMPIA – State Sen. Shelly Short, responding to new decrees from Olympia’s education bureaucracy on everything from mask mandates to curriculum, says local school boards need some breathing room, and should be allowed to make...
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PODCAST: Reforming the state’s restrictive land use policies PODCAST: Reforming the state’s restrictive land use policies
In this podcast, Sen. Shelly Short explains the connection between the state’s restrictive land-use policies and the current shortage of affordable housing. Legislation introduced by Short is part of a package of Republican bills to relieve pressure that has sent housing prices skyrocketing.
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Making housing more affordable and accessible Making housing more affordable and accessible
In this week’s video update from Olympia, Sen. Shelly Short talks about her legislation to reform the Growth Management Act, and Republican efforts to make housing more affordable and accessible.
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PODCAST: Second Amendment fight heating up in Olympia PODCAST: Second Amendment fight heating up in Olympia
In this week’s Podcast from Olympia, Sen. Shelly Short talks about the battle in Olympia to protect your Second Amendment rights, and the prospects for energy legislation and Growth Management Act reform.
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