(By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent)
Karen Hardy challenging State Senator Shelly Short…
November 7 is seven months away but it’s already marked on the calendar by Jump Off Joe resident Karen Hardy.
Hardy announced her campaign on May 1 for the Washington State Senate in the 7th Legislative District, a seat currently occupied by Shelly Short.
Short was serving as a state representative before being nominated by 7th Legislative District Republicans and chosen by county commissioners to serve the position that was vacated by Brian Dansel, who left for a position in the Trump Administration.
Hardy, a Democrat, is currently the head teamster for the Rocking K Ranch. Born in Auburn, Washington, she went to school at Clark College and then worked for Delta Airlines for 20 years. Hardy has become a great lover of the cowgirl lifestyle as it was a release for her riding hours after a stressful job at the airport.