Kretz re-elected by peers to serve as deputy leader for House Republicans

The 7th District lawmaker was first elected to leadership post in 2008

After the long election season, Rep. Joel Kretz retained his House seat in the 7th Legislative District and was once again elected deputy leader by his fellow House Republican legislators. He has held this position since 2008.

The role of deputy leader includes working on the legislative agenda, building consensus among the many members of the House Republican Caucus and working with the elected Republican House leader to move forward ideas that advance Republican principles of liberty, prioritized and efficient government and fiscal responsibility.

“It's an honor to be given such an important role by my colleagues. Earning their trust and being in a position to move our state forward is humbling,” said Kretz, R-Wauconda. “We have a lot of challenges ahead again next year, but I am up for the job. I look forward to working with my fellow Republicans and building bridges with Democrats to educate them on the unique issues facing rural Washingtonians and focus on offering practical solutions that balance the state budget without new and increased taxes.”

The Legislature is scheduled to meet for the pre-session committee week Nov. 26-30, 2012. The 2013 legislative session begins Monday, Jan. 14.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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