7th District State Senator, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
|Shelly Short (R)||25,444||68.30%|
|Karen Hardy (D)||11,814||31.70%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
Medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity coverage would also have to cover abortions and contraception under a bill that passed the Senate Wednesday.
Control of Senate switches to Democrats with Manka Dhingra’s win in a suburban King County district.
After moving from the House to the Senate this year to fill an open seat, Republican Shelly Short faces her first Democratic challenger in Karen Hardy.
Rep. Shelly Short said she will seek the state Senate seat that is open because of Sen. Brian Dansel’s resignation to take a job in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Abortion foes who filled the steps of the Capitol Building Monday were urged to move from prayer to action.