Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


  Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a town hall over the phone for their constituents Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.  To participate, callers should call toll-free 1-877-229-8493...

Jan. 15, 2010

  'Public hearing was proof the Department of Fish and Wildlife is out of touch with rural Washingtonians,' says Kretz In a public hearing in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources...

Jan. 15, 2010

  By Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short It's not rocket science to figure out that folks need work. Our state's unemployment rate is now a staggering 9.2 percent. More than...

Dec. 28, 2009

  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