Shelly Short

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Shelly Short
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Washington House of Representatives District 7a
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday04/03/1962
Place of birthSpokane, WA
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Shelly Short (b. April 3, 1962) is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Beginning in the 2013 session, Hansen serves as Minority Caucus Vice Chair.

Biography

Short studied liberal arts at Spokane Community College from 1980 to 1981. She then studied international business at Eastern Washington University from 1981 to 1982.

Short was a legal secretary for McMullin and McMullin from 1985 to 1987. She then worked for Richard Sperling, Attorney at Law as a legal secretary/office assistant from 1987 to 1988. She worked as paralegal for University Legal Assistance, Sims, Liesche, Newell, Maxey Law Offices, and Robert Fischer, Attorney at Law from 1988 to 1989, 1990 to 1991, 1991 to 1992, and 1992 to 1994, respectively. Short worked for Congressman George Nethercutt from 1994 to 2004 as a Field Coordinator. She then worked as Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers from 2004 to 2006. From 2006 to 2008, she was Senior Legislative Assistant for State Representative Joel Kretz.

Short was a Republican Precinct Committee Officer for Wellpinit, Stevens County Republican Central Committee from 1992 to 1994. She then served the Seventh District Legislative Committee as a secretary from 1997 to 2003. She was also a secretary for the Stevens County Republican Central Committee from 1999 to 2005. Short served as a Republican Precinct Committee Officer for Addy, Stevens County Republican Central Committee during this time as well.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Short served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment
Health Care and Wellness
Labor and Workforce Development

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Short served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Short served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will consist of a blanket primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Shelly Short (R) and James Apker (L) are unopposed in the primary.[2]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Short ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 7a. Short ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Shelly Short was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 7a. She was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 7a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shelly Short (R) 27,084 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Shelly Short won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 7 receiving 57.38% of the vote (30,356 votes), defeating Republican Sue Lani Madsen who received 42.62% of the vote (22,544 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 7(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shelly Short (R) 30,356 57.38%
Sue Lani Madsen (R) 22,544 42.62%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4] Comprehensive donor information for Short is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Short raised a total of $217,615 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[5]

Shelly Short's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 7 Won $81,685
2010 Washington State House, District 7 Won $67,404
2008 Washington State House, District 7 Won $68,526
Grand Total Raised $217,615

2012

Short won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Short raised a total of $81,685.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shelly Short's campaign in 2012
Avista Corp$1,800
Charter Communications$1,800
Puget Sound Energy$1,800
Washington State Hospital Association$1,800
Washington State Auto Dealers Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$81,685
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Short was up for re-election, she collected $67,404 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shelly Short's campaign in 2010
Ohalloran, Ron$3,200
Ohalloran, Anne M$3,200
Wal-Mart$1,600
Avista Corp$1,600
Washington Bankers Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $67,404

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Shelly Short's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Health Care Association $1,600
Terra Services Inc $1,600
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
Ron O'Halloran $1,600
Echo Bay Minerals Co $1,600

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[7]

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[8]

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[9] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[9] Short missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[10]

2012

Short proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $23.5 million, the 72nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[11] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Short voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Shelly Short
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

Short and her husband, Mitch, have two children.

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Washington House of Representatives District 7
2009–present
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