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 currently serve as Chair 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!


Ferry County

Mike & Yvonne Blankenship

Jim Schumacher

Rachel Siracuse

Okanogan County

Julie Buchert

Steve Huston

Sheilah Kennedy

Casey & Nicole Kuchenbuch

Ralph & Kerry Malone

Robert Pellegrini

Ann Rogers

Pend Oreille County

Karen Skoog - County Commissioner

Alice Moran

Bob & Doreen Moran

Spokane County

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

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

Jay Shepherd


Mary Dye - State Rep.

Dave Taylor - State Rep.

Molly Taylor

Association Support

Citizens Alliance for Property Rights

     Rated "Outstanding"

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."

Human Life PAC

NFIB/Washington PAC

     "While other lawmakers were more concerned about appeasing Big Labor, Big Business, and other champions of Big Government this year, Sen. Shelly Short again proved to be a true Guardian of Small Business, voting to protect local employers and entrepreneurs from new mandates and higher taxes. We are proud to endorse Shelly Short for state senate."

Spokane Home Builders Association

Washington Affordable Housing Council

     "The WAHC strongly believes you will be a pro-housing voice. We look forward to seeing you in Olympia and working towards more affordable, free market housing."

Washington Fire Chiefs

     "The Washington Fire Chiefs have chosen to endorse your 2017 election campaign because of your hard work, responsiveness, leadership and support of our fire service related issues."

Washington Retail Association

Washington State Farm Bureau PAC

Washington State School Retirees' Association

     "WSSRA endorses candidates based on their understanding of, support for, and openness to discuss the pension and benefits needs of our membership that includes over 18,000 retirees and current employees from all classes of public school employment."

Washington State Veterinary Medical Association - Political Action Committee

     "WSVMA-PAC has endorsed your campaign for election to the Washington State Legislature." "Your support of the veterinarians' important role in agriculture, public health, and in the lives of the pet owning public is greatly appreciated."

We Believe We Vote

     "5 Star" Rating

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Shelly For State

PO Box 37, Addy WA 99101