Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


  Washington State Farm Bureau honors legislator with 'Legislator of the Year' award Each year since 1995, the Washington Farm Bureau (WFB) Board of Directors awards one or more state legislators...

Dec. 2, 2009

Legislative committee approves motion for detailed analysis of proposed building code changes   The Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC) voted unanimously Thursday to require the Washington State Building Code Council...

Oct. 2, 2009

Kretz, Kristiansen say the State Building Code Council, governor overstepped After a controversial decision to update the state's building code without proper economic impact statements, Reps. Joel Kretz and Dan Kristiansen...

Sept. 14, 2009

Lawmaker's experience and interest in transparent government needed to find solutions to public records, meetings debate Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has appointed Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to the state's Open...

Sept. 4, 2009

Lawmaker's experience and interest in transparent government needed to find solutions to public records, meetings debate Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has appointed Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to the state's Open...

Sept. 4, 2009

Annual award honors legislators who take an active role in protecting, supporting employers   The Business Institute of Washington honored Rep. Joel Kretz with a Business Star Award on June 2...

June 8, 2009

Budget spends as much as 2007-09, structure for sustainability missing The Washington State House of Representatives tonight passed the state operating budget. Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, voted against the budget and...

April 24, 2009

Bucherts work on Omak Stampede, tell legislators the impact of recent assistance Rep. Joel Kretz welcomed Ben and Kelly Buchert to Olympia April 17. The couple shared their thanks for the...

April 23, 2009

Constituent's legislation to ensure public can weigh-in at state agency meetings passes House, Senate unanimously A measure that would allow citizens the opportunity to publicly comment at state agency meetings around...

April 23, 2009

Amendment to Senate measure affirms 'green credentials' of Washington's top power source In an unexpected turn of events Friday, Senate Bill 5840 was amended to include hydropower as part of Washington's...

April 18, 2009