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On January 19, the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously adopted House Resolution 4659, which recognizes the plight of victims of stalking. The measure was sponsored by Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda....

Jan. 30, 2024

The bipartisan salmon riparian habitat legislation, House Bill 1720, has taken two more steps toward the governor’s desk. On Friday, the bill unanimously passed the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Monday...

Feb. 20, 2023

Bipartisan legislation in the state House of Representatives to improve salmon recovery and riparian habitat is scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the House...

Feb. 6, 2023

Legislators from the 7th Legislative District are inviting constituents to participate in a telephone town hall on Monday, Feb. 13 from 6-7 p.m. to discuss the ongoing 2023 legislative session. Sen....

Feb. 3, 2023

‘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