City: Valley, Washington
Education: Graduated from Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Washington, in 1986. Attended Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, for two years. Graduated from the Minnesota Horse Training Academy.
Political Experience: Ran for state Senate in 2017 against Shelly Short.
Work Experience: Worked at Delta Airlines for over 18 years then became a horse trainer and started her own stable in New Mexico. Currently the draft horse program manager at Pioneer Farm Ranch near Deer Park.
Family: Married to Barney Brockwell. Has two grown children.
- Web: karenforsenate.com
Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.
I believe our state must defend and improve the consumer protections of the Affordble Care Act, not destroy them.
Voters will notice something familiar about the ballot for the 7th District Senate race – it features the same two women who faced each other in a special election last November. Democrat Karen Hardy is once again running against incumbent Republican Sen. Shelly Short, who was appointed to the position in early 2017 after serving in the House of Representatives since 2008. Short won the special election to keep her seat, taking nearly 68 percent of the vote. The race between the two may not have changed much since then; in the August primary, Short took 67 percent.
Ferry County officials left ballots in drop boxes in four outlying communities for more than a week after the election.
Ferry County auditor says primary ballots won’t have postage paid, as a way to save money.
Control of Senate switches to Democrats with Manka Dhingra’s win in a suburban King County district.