Shelly Short for State Senate

Shelly Short for State Senate

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About Me

My background

I was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 2008, rising to the position of Caucus Chair. Soon after the start of the 2017 session, our 7th District Senator resigned and I was appointed to serve as the new Senator. I then handily won my election in 2017. I currently serve as the Ranking Minority Member of the Local Government Committee. I continue to be a leader in fighting against unnecessary and burdensome agency rules and regulations that undermine individual rights and our economic prosperity.

I have a special connection with the people of my district. Not only have I served the people of the 7th District for the past 23 years, it is where I and my husband Mitch chose to raise our family.

Before being elected to office, I ran district offices for former Congressman George Nethercutt, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers and Representative Joel Kretz. Prior to that, I was a paralegal for 10 years.

My Priorities

My focus has been, and will continue to be, to fight for our conservative values, our liberties, our way of life and to stand against government when it stands in the way of our prosperity and the prosperity of our children! People matter, our families matter, our small businesses and communities matter.

There is no greater priority to me than promoting local jobs, getting folks back to work and protecting the foundation of the 7th District - from managing our natural resources and wildlife to local healthcare, from student centered education to access to water. I've built relationships, educated legislators and challenged the status quo in order to be a more effective leader for the 7th District.

As your Senator, I will continue to use my experience to fight for you. I would be honored to have your support and I ask for your vote!

Past Endorsements

Ferry County

Pend Oreille County

Okanogan County

Ferry County Republican Party

Jim Schumacher

Rachel Siracuse

Rob & Patty Slagle

Okanogan County

Pend Oreille County

Okanogan County

Okanogan County Republican Party

Julie Buchert

Steve Huston

Sheilah Kennedy

Casey & Nicole Kuchenbuch

Ralph & Kerry Malone

Robert Pellegrini

Ann Rogers

Pend Oreille County

Pend Oreille County

Pend Oreille County

Pend Oreille County Repubican Party

Karen Skoog - County Commissioner

Alice Moran

Bob & Doreen Moran

Spokane County

Spokane County

Pend Oreille County

Spokane County Republican Party

Steve Peterson - Mayor of Liberty Lake

Tianna Able

Tim Benn

Rob Chase

John Christina

Erica Hallock

Ross Kelley

David Kerns

Nichole Kerns

Max Kuney

Bob & Barb Materne

Ron & Sandi Ogle

Laura Padden

Jim Potts

Stevens County

Spokane County

Stevens County

Stevens County Republican Party

Wes McCart - County Commissioner

Lorrie Sampson - County Coroner

Leslie Valz - County Treasurer

James Paladin - SCRCC Vetting Chair

Ron & Chris Buchanan

Michael & Cheryl Fenno

Paul & Lori Larsen

Priscilla Osborne

Grant & Linda Peterson

Patti Playfair

Eric Ross

Jay Shepherd


Spokane County

Stevens County

Mary Dye - State Rep.

Mark Pidgeon - President,  Hunters Heritage Council

Dave Taylor - Former State Rep.

Molly Taylor

Kari VanderHouwen

Association Support

Citizens Alliance for Property Rights

     Legislator of the Year 2018

Human Life PAC

Hunters Heritage Council

     "The Hunters Heritage Council has created the 'Hunters Heritage Council Hall of Fame' and those inducted are those who have done more than anyone else for the hunting community. This will not be an award given every year, put only when there are individuals deserving of HHC's highest award. Our sole inductee for 2017 is Shelly Short."

     Also awarded Legislator of the Year - 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Northwest Credit Union Association

     "We represent over 90 Credit Unions in Washington State and proudly endorse the re-election of Senator Shelly Short."

Physical Therapy Association of Washington

     "I am honored to announce that you have received PTWA's endorsement for your 2018 legislative campaign. This endorsement is based on your healthcare leadership in the Legislature and your continued support for the physical therapy profession and the patients we serve."

Washington Food Industry Association

     "The WFIA is proud to endorse you and financially support your 2018 re-election campaign. Through your voting record and other legislative actions, you have shown your concern and support of the independent grocery industry, its local owners and their employees. Growing locally owned businesses is the backbone to Washington State's economy and we look forward to working with you on the important issues facing our state and members."

Washington State School Retirees' Association


Thank You for your support in my past elections. I once again will need to raise money for my next campaign. I would like to thank you now for your support.

If you would like to mail my a donation, please mail to:

Shelly For State

PO Box 37

Addy, WA 99101

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Shelly For State

PO Box 37, Addy WA 99101