James Kretzschmar

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James Kretzschmar
Candidate for
Wyoming House of Representatives District 7
Bachelor'sTexas Christian University (1976)
Master'sBasic Science, University of Colorado (1988)
M.D.DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry (1979)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army, U.S. Air Force
Years of service1979 - 2004
ProfessionDentist, Air Force Colonel, Professor
Campaign website
James Kretzschmar was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 7 of the Wyoming House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Kretzschmar's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Diversification of Economy
Excerpt: "Wyoming’s economy is heavily energy based with the extraction of oil, gas, and coal. ...Continued efforts to attract businesses such as computer data centers and research centers will help bring technology related jobs into the state, thereby reducing the effects of downturns in the energy economy."
  • Department of Transportation
Excerpt: "Long term planning is essential when managing large dollar projects in WYDOT. Currently there is a $135 Million/year budget shortfall and WYDOT is unable to plan beyond the “pavement preservation” mode because of lack of steady funding. It is time to make decisions on ways to generate a steady stream of funding … it is an investment in the future."
  • Department of Health
Excerpt: "The budget in the Department of Health has grown in ten years from $80 Million/year to over $560 Million/year. It is time to take a serious look as to where the dollars are being spent."
  • Education
Excerpt: "The pipeline of students into the workforce needs to be strong and sustainable. ...an increased emphasis on school programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is needed."



See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kretzschmar ran in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 7. He was defeated by Sue Wilson in the Republican primary on August 21, 2012.[3][4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSue Wilson 72.2% 1,670
James Kretzschmar 27.8% 643
Total Votes 2,313


Kretzschmar is married and is an Amateur Radio Operator.[5]

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