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.
Senator, 7th Legislative District
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Read our newsletter about the 2023 legislative session!
Short bills become law, cut red tape for small cities
2023 offered only temporary break from taxing trend
Legislature makes some progress in 2023, but public safety remains a top concern
Property-tax increases could triple under proposal from Senate Democrats
Short: Rifle ban misses the mark, fails to address root causes of violence
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