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'If you look at the density of wolves in Northeast Washington compared to the rest of the state, you can see we have enough wolves in just a few counties to...

Feb. 1, 2023

With his black cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and bolo tie, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, strides through the marbled halls of Olympia looking more like a character from the hit TV series...

Jan. 11, 2023

Representatives from the 7th Legislative District voted against legislation tonight that would place a limit of 10 rounds for all firearms magazines purchased, manufactured, or transferred in Washington state. The so-called...

March 4, 2022

Legislation introduced in Olympia at the request of Gov. Jay Inslee poses an enormous threat to those involved in agriculture, says Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda. House Bill 1838 received a public...

Jan. 27, 2022

'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

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

'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

'USA beef should mean something to consumers. It certainly means something to the cowboys and ranchers who are producing it,' says Kretz. Legislation to give consumers more information on where their...

Feb. 18, 2020

'If we want nonlethal solutions to work, we have to know where the wolves are,' says Kretz Legislation introduced in Olympia this week seeks to maximize nonlethal methods of dealing with...

Jan. 31, 2020

Sen. Shelly Short and Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber are inviting seventh district constituents to join them for a telephone townhall on Feb. 5 to talk about the 2020 legislative...

Jan. 22, 2020