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Joel Kretz (R) - Candidate for WA State House - Dist. 7, Pos. 2

Joel Kretz (R) is running for WA State House of Representatives, Dist. 7, Pos. 2 Joel Kretz (R) is running for WA State House of Representatives, Dist. 7, Pos. 2

Political Party: Republican

Education: Attended Green River & Olympic College

Spouse: Sara

Religion: Christian

Date of Birth: 1/7/57

Background:

My family and I live on a ranch in Wauconda Washington, small business owner for over 30 years. Frustration with the small business climate in this state led me to getting involved in local grassroots organizations and spending some time in Olympia a volunteer leader. When a position opened up in the Legislature, I felt I had the background to contribute solutions and decided to run and was first elected eight years ago.

 

Please describe your top 5 priorities if elected to serve as the State Representative, Position Two, for District Seven:

1. Jobs and the economy. We are in a global economy and this state can't even compete with Idaho and Oregon, we must improve the business climate in this state and create jobs.

2. Make sure we provide education funding to ensure our children have the best education and opportunity possible.

3. Take care of the truly vulnerable in our society.

4. Provide a high level of public safety for our streets and neighborhoods.

5. Reduce the size of government focusing on reducing and streamlining state government, and prioritize spending, just like families have had to do.