7th Legislative District

2020 Census – Please Participate! Special in The Newport Minor 2020 is already a year for the history books. While the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus have been front and center worldwide, Americans are also in the middle of partaking in our once-in-a-decade constitutional duty: the 2020 Census. The United States Constitution mandates... Read More...
Legislature must act now to curb budget deficit By  Shelly Short Special to The Miner COVID-19 has challenged each and every one of us at every level. From businesses, to families and workers, no one has escaped the devastating effects of this pandemic. First and foremost, the coronavirus has taken the lives of too many Washingtonians. We grieve... Read More...
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...