7th District Senate, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
|Shelly Short (R)||48,042||68.99%|
|Karen Hardy (D)||21,592||31.01%|
* 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.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes state effort to close broadband “gaps”.
Mark Schoesler named Senate minority leader.
Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.
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.
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.