Joel Kretz

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Joel Kretz
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Washington House of Representatives, District 7b
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMercer Island High School
Personal
ProfessionRanch owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Joel Kretz is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He is currently Deputy Minority Leader.

Biography

Kretz received his diploma from Mercer Island High School. He then attended both Olympic Community College and Green River Community College. Kretz has been a self-employed ranch owner since 1990. Kretz is an Officer of the 7th District Republican Precinct Committee.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kretz served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Transportation
Joint Administrative Rules Review

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kretz served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kretz served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Joel Kretz (R) and Ronnie Rae (Centralist Party) were unopposed in the primary. Kretz defeated Rae in the general election.[2][3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 7b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Kretz Incumbent 83.1% 38,934
     Centralist Party Ronnie Rae 16.9% 7,932
Total Votes 46,866

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kretz won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 7b. Kretz was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Robert Wilson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 7b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Kretz Incumbent 64.4% 36,747
     Republican Robert Wilson 35.6% 20,337
Total Votes 57,084

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Joel Kretz was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 7b. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 7b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Kretz (R) 27,477 100 %

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Joel Kretz won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 7 receiving 100.0% of the vote (46,486 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 7(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Kretz (R) 37,050 52.85%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7] Comprehensive donor information for Kretz is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Kretz raised a total of $412,478 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[8]

Joel Kretz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 7 Won $126,636
2010 Washington State House, District 7 Won $116,143
2008 Washington State House, District 7 Won $58,881
2006 Washington State House, District 7 Won $48,868
2004 Washington State House, District 7 Won $61,950
Grand Total Raised $412,478

2012

Kretz won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kretz raised a total of $126,636.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joel Kretz's campaign in 2012
Youngs Market Co$1,800
Washington State Hospital Association$1,800
Washington Healthcare Association$1,800
Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$1,800
Echo Bay Minerals Co$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$126,636
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Kretz was up for re-election, he collected $116,143 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joel Kretz's campaign in 2010
AT&T$1,600
Avista Corp$1,600
Delta Dental$1,600
Puget Sound Energy$1,600
Washington Restaurant Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $116,143

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Joel Kretz's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Wal-Mart $1,600
Washington Healthcare Association $1,600
Weyerhaeuser Co $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[12] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[12] Kretz missed 12 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[13]

2012

Kretz proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $27.3 million, the 70th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[14] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Kretz voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Joel Kretz
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

Kretz and his wife, Sara, have one child.

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Washington House of Representatives District 7
2005–present
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