Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


'In the end, homes, land, and lives will be saved because of this legislation,” says Kretz Legislation passed the Washington State House of Representatives this week that would help prevent and...

March 11, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the republican budget plan, not raising taxes during the pandemic, while still providing necessary programs.

Feb. 18, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the ESD data breach, the controversy surrounding House Bill 1368, and his thoughts on the governor's reopening plan. Wash. House Republicans · 02-12-21 – RADIO: Capitol...

Feb. 12, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins John Sattgast to review bills that would limit magazines, ban assault weapons and prohibit open carry rights in certain situations.

Feb. 3, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, reviews several of the gas taxes, carbon-control measures and transportation-related fees proposed by Democrats this year. Kretz also discusses his legislation, House Bill 1168, authorizing forest-thinning, prescribed...

Jan. 26, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins John Sattgast on Capitol Report to discuss the challenges of the current session, opening the economy, and the governor's emergency powers. Wash. House Republicans · 01-19-21...

Jan. 19, 2021

Kretz elected to Deputy Leader position, Maycumber to serve as Floor Leader In an online meeting this week, Washington State House Republicans once again elected Representatives from Washington's 7th Legislative District...

Nov. 18, 2020

The Spokesman-Review recently published an opinion piece against the state's increase in cougar hunting from a lawyer who works and lives in Seattle.  I'm happy to provide a counter perspective, that...

May 8, 2020

Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber, along with Sen. Shelly Short, give an update on the 2020 legislative session.

May 6, 2020

'We can't keep going the direction we're going,' says Kretz In a letter to members of the Department of Fish and Wildlife commission today, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, asked the commissioners...

March 10, 2020