|Washington House Of Representatives District 7a|
|2009 - Present|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Spokane, WA|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Short served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Labor and Workforce Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Short served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Technology, Energy and Communications|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Short served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Audit Review and Oversight|
|• Ecology and Parks|
|• General Government Appropriations|
|• Local Government and Housing|
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 7a Primary (2010)|
|Shelly Short (R)||27,084||100%|
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)|
|Shelly Short (R)||30,356||57.38%|
|Sue Lani Madsen (R)||22,544||42.62%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
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.
|Shelly Short's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 7||$81,685|
|2010||Washington State House, District 7||$67,404|
|2008||Washington State House, District 7||$68,526|
|Grand Total Raised||$217,615|
2012Short 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|
|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|
In 2010, a year in which Short was up for re-election, she collected $67,404 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Shelly Short's campaign in 2010|
|Ohalloran, Anne M||$3,200|
|Washington Bankers Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$67,404|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Shelly Short's 2008 campaign.
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,600|
|Terra Services Inc||$1,600|
|Building Industry Association of Washington||$1,600|
|Echo Bay Minerals Co||$1,600|
- 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. 
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.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a 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)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Short and her husband, Mitch, have two children.
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- Shelly Short's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Short
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Project Vote Smart - Rep Short
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Short, Shelly A," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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