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I have over 5,000 emails in my inbox from parents, teachers and school officials around the state asking me to fight against the Democrat comprehensive sex education bill (Senate Bill 5395)....

March 5, 2020

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waucanda, gives an overview of the session so far including some of the most controversial bills including one that would reduce the penalty for intentional transmission of HIV...

Feb. 21, 2020

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, 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

We said goodbye this week to former state Sen. Brian Dansel as he took a job with the Trump Administration. A big thank you to the 7th District PCOs and county...

Feb. 2, 2017

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks on Capitol Report about education funding and his recent tour of the 7th District with the new Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Jan. 20, 2017

7th District legislators laud district schools for earning 2012 Washington Achievement Award

April 11, 2013

The House Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee held a public hearing this week on a House Republican proposal called Fund Education First. The idea is to create a new, separate K-12...

Feb. 1, 2012