Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


When it comes to water availability in Washington, one state lawmaker says large cities, such as Seattle, should share the same regulations as the rural residents suffering from the Hirst water...

Jan. 15, 2018

'My bill will do more…than the Puget Sound Partnership has done in its entire existence,' says Kretz OLYMPIA…House Republican Deputy Leader Joel Kretz introduced The One Washington Water Act today.  The...

Jan. 15, 2018

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...

April 21, 2017

'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...

April 19, 2017

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...

April 17, 2017

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

April 13, 2017

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,...

April 3, 2017

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...

March 27, 2017

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...

March 23, 2017

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...

March 7, 2017