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Shelly Short

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington) in the 2012 Washington General 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.

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