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Short, Maycumber defeat challengers in northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District

Republican state Sen. Shelly Short, left, faced an election challenge from Democrat Karen Hardy. (SR)

Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.

Short won 69.1 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Karen Hardy, according to the ballot count as of Tuesday evening.

Short served in the House for nine years before leaving to fill a vacancy in the Senate in early 2017. Hardy had a long career with Delta Airlines before becoming a horse trainer. She also challenged Short in a special election last November.

Maycumber had 68.6 percent of the vote in her race Tuesday evening, defeating Democrat Randy Michaelis.

Maycumber, a former legislative aide for Short, was appointed to her boss’s old House seat after Short moved to the Senate. Michaelis is a longtime educator at Whitworth University.

The 7th District covers Pend Oreille, Stevens and Ferry counties, and a portions of Spokane and Okanogan Counties.