All three members of the state legislature from the 36th District officially filed for re-election last week. 

But unlike in 2016, Sen. Reuven Carlyle and Reps. Gael Tarleton and Noel Frame have all drawn challengers, with a full slate of a Libertarian candidates declaring their candidacies ahead of Friday’s 4:30 p.m. deadline.   

Bryan Simonson will mount his second bid for the state Senate in as many campaign cycles, after earning just shy of four percent in the primary two years ago in the 41st District against incumbent Steve Litzow and eventual winner Lisa Wellman. 

Personal injury attorney Matt Dubin is running against Tarleton, while small business owner Sydney Wissel will face Frame.

The trio of challengers are among the nine Libertarian candidates running in King County.

According to the state’s Public Disclosure Commission, Carlyle has raised more than $36,000, on top of a starting balance just over $9,000, while Simonson has yet to file with the PDC. 

As of Monday afternoon, Tarleton and Dubin were within $150 of each other in reported contributions — both raising approximately $37,000 thus far — though the incumbent had a campaign starting balance of $6,500. 

Frame has raised just over $25,000, with a starting balance of $2,000. Her opponent has not yet filed with the PDC. 

The primary is set for Aug. 7, with the top-two candidates (in this instance, both) advancing to the Nov. 6 general election.

Voters will be able to cast their vote at no cost for both elections, after the King County Council voted earlier this month to send voters postage-paid envelopes with their ballots.

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