Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


Under legislation sponsored by Rep. Joel Kretz and signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee, much of the groundwork for the state’s next wildfire suppression response will be laid months in...

‘Mel leaves behind a legacy of helping the lives of his people with compassion and integrity,’ says Kretz The Washington State House of Representatives recently passed a resolution honoring longtime tribal...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, describes why the Legislature is most likely to continue into special session and the potential costs incurred with re-convening after Sine Die. Kretz also addresses his concern...

Rep. Joel Kretz gives and update with Charter Communications about wildfire legislation, wolves and the state budget

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, picks apart the House passed, budget proposal and its possible tax increases that could affect constituents. Kretz believes the McCleary decision lacks priority in the Democratic proposal,...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, shares insight on the budget proposed by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus and how this proposal prioritizes funding K-12 education. The 7th District lawmaker describes why the...

After years of economic decline, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks on the Michael Howe Show about the importance of working to revitalize rural areas and communities across Washington state, including the...

Hundreds of people lost homes and property as thousands of acres burned in the Okanogan region of North Central Washington during the summers of 2014 and 2015. Now two state lawmakers...

‘We need to identify and manage these critical areas now so they give us the best chance of stopping wildfires in the future,’ says Kretz   The Washington State House of...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the midway point of the legislative session, and what that means for the Legislature. He discusses his forest health bill that’s working its way through the...