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State Representative, Pos. 1

About The Race

Legislators are paid $42,106 annually, plus healthcare benefits. House terms are two years.

The Candidates

Shelly Short

Party:
Republican
Age:
58
City:
Addy, WA
Occupation:
State representative

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

Political Experience: First elected to House in 2008, appointed to Senate in 2017 to fill open seat and won special election later in 2017 to keep the seat. Chairwoman of Senate Local Government Committee.

Work Experience: Former congressional aide to U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and George Nethercutt. Former legislative aide to Rep. Joel Kretz. Worked as a paralegal for 10 years.

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

Complete Coverage

5 seeking 7th District Senate seat

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Short won’t seek Senate seat

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Kretz won’t seek Senate seat, Short might

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