Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


Rep. Joel Kretz, R – Wauconda, discusses the current increase in tax revenue, the reasons for the increase and the ways to give back to Washington tax payers in order to...

Feb. 23, 2018

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wacounda, discusses wolf legislation, how junk science regarding the marbled murrelet will decimate the timber industry, and 640 million reasons why not to raise taxes.

Feb. 16, 2018

'It's something positive we can look to and build upon,' says Kretz Under legislation passed today in the state House of Representatives, wolf relocation, a component of the state wolf conservation...

Feb. 13, 2018

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks about the progress his wolf translocation bill has made this year in the House and how constituents can participate in demanding legislators take action on the...

Feb. 9, 2018

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses his legislation proposing the translocation of wolves and touches on other agricultural issues facing the state in his appearance on the Washington Ag Network.

Feb. 7, 2018

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks about his recent telephone town hall. Kretz also touches on his wolf translocation bill and the impact of the McCleary decision.

Feb. 2, 2018

Deputy House Republican Leader Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, answers questions about Gov. Jay Inslee's agenda and assesses the chances of Inslee's carbon tax and other Democratic legislation passing with Democrats holding slim...

Jan. 30, 2018

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks about his role as House Republican deputy leader, reflects on representing one of the most rural districts in the state and describes the 7th District's struggle...

Jan. 29, 2018

House Republican Deputy Leader Joel Kretz reviews how legislation lifting rural well water restrictions came together, bringing relief to the Hirst Supreme Court ruling. The Wauconda lawmaker also talks about the...

Jan. 26, 2018

After over a year of hard-fought negotiations, the state Legislature passed a bipartisan fix to the so-called Hirst decision. The late-night vote on Senate Bill 6091 brings clarity, certainty and most...

Jan. 18, 2018