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Joel Kretz

A candidate for State Representative, position 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington) in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: Republican

Age: 63

City: Wauconda, Washington

Education: Graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1975. Attended Olympic College and Green River College.

Political Experience: Elected to current House seat representing the 7th Legislative District every two years since 2004. Has served as deputy minority leader.

Work Experience: Owns a ranch, raises cattle and horses, and has a small timber business; former president of Okanogan County Farm Bureau.

Family: Married. Has adult son.

Campaign contributions: Raised about $88,700, as of Oct. 5, 2020. Top donors include the Washington Beverage Association Political Action Committee, Georgia-Pacific Company, BNSF Railway Company and Philips 66 Company.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Joel Kretz (R) 40,744 77.17%
Mike Foster (L) 12,051 22.83%

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