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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I understand some of the concerns voiced by opponents of the silicon smelter, but to that, I must say, let the process play itself out. Washington state has some of the most stringent standards for new manufacturing in the nation and HiTest Sand will have to meet those standards at every turn.
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.