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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
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Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Shelly Short (b. April 3, 1962) is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 7 since 2009. 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 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.

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.[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

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.[2]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Shelly Short was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 7a. She was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

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).[4]

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.[5]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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

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. [7]

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.[8]

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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