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Shelly Short

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington) in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

Age: 55

City: Addy, WA

Occupation: State representative

Education: Attended Eastern Washington University in 1981-82 and Spokane Community College in 1980-81; graduated from University High School in 1980.

Political Experience: First elected to House in 2008, appointed to Senate this year to fill open seat. Chairwoman of Senate Local Government Committee. Served as precinct committee officer in Wellpinit and Addy.

Work Experience: Congressional aide to U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, legislative aide to Rep. Joel Kretz, former legal secretary and paralegal.

Family: Married to Mitch Short. Has two grown children.

Campaign Finance: Raised almost $100,000 as of Oct. 12.


On this race:

Elected Experience: I was first elected to the legislature in 2008. As a freshman, I was given the rare opportunity to serve as the ranking member on the House Ecology and Parks Committee where I fought against cap and trade and other climate change related legislation.

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

Education: Legislative Energy Horizon Institute’s Energy Policy Planning Program; Spokane Community College; Eastern Washington University.

Community Service: Mentoring local youth as a 4-H and horse camp leader.

Statement: Experience we can trust. For 16 years, I have worked hard for folks in the Seventh District, helping to resolve government problems.  There is no greater priority to me than restoring the private sector jobs lost and getting folks back to work.  State government has gone unchecked for too long and is threatening our very livelihoods and ability to be self-sufficient.  I want to change how this state spends your tax dollars and what role state government ought to have.  

As your Representative, I will continue to fight for individual rights, our families, small businesses, farms, and rural communities.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Shelly Short (R) 27,084 100 %

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