Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


If you are reading this article in the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, chances are you know somebody who ranches, farms, is an orchardist, raises livestock, or enjoys the outdoors. In other words,...

Feb. 13, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks about anti-second amendment legislation being considered in the legislature, including HB 1068, which would ban high round magazines, HB 1063, which would make gun owners criminals...

Feb. 5, 2019

Lawmakers from the 7th Legislative District will hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Automated phone calls will go out throughout the district,...

Feb. 1, 2019

In response to a bill from a Puget Sound legislator that would ban the lethal removal of gray wolves, an Eastern Washington lawmaker is proposing to create a wolf sanctuary on...

Jan. 30, 2019

'I'm sure the gray wolves will seek to placidly coexist with the dogs, cats, horses, sheep, people and other peaceful animals on the island,' says Kretz In response to one Western...

Jan. 29, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses his bill to create a wolf sanctuary on Bainbridge Island.

Jan. 29, 2019

Rep. Joel Krtez, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss the Governor's budget and tax hikes and gun legislation currently in the legislature.

Jan. 28, 2019

The Washington State House Republicans selected their leadership team ahead of the 2019 legislative session.

Nov. 26, 2018

Read my 2018 Session In Review by clicking on the image below.

May 11, 2018

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wacounda, discusses one of the worst bills he has ever seen, Senate Bill 6199, which unionizes the wages of home health care workers, how Services Employees International Union...

March 2, 2018