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Joel Kretz

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington) in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Republican

Age: 61

City: Wauconda, WA

Career: Rancher, owner of timber business, former president of Okanogan County Farm Bureau Education: Graduated from Mercer Island High School. Political experience: Elected to current House seat every two years since 2004. Has served as deputy minority leader for four years. Family: Married. Has adult son.

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Says he works to reverse the trend of government to spend “beyond its means” and has fought to maintain school levy equalization funding. Supports completion of the North Spokane Corridor but questions the need for tax increases to pay for it. Supports constitutional amendment requiring supermajority votes to approve tax increases. Opposes same-sex marriage. Opposes abortion rights, but makes exception for rape victims. Supports charter school initiative. Opposes law that allows local governments to install red light enforcement cameras.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Joel Kretz (R) 32,496 63.92 %
Robert “Bob” Wilson (R) 18,341 36.08 %

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