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Council approves appointment of Carlyle and Frame to fill vacancies in the State Legislature

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Carlyle will move from the state House to the state Senate while Frame will join the state House as a Representative for the 36th Legislative District, filling the vacancy created by Carlyle’s shift to the Senate.

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The Metropolitan King County Council gave their unanimous support to the appointments of Reuven Carlyle and Noel Frame to fill vacancies created with the election of Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles to the County Council. Carlyle will move from the state House to the state Senate while Frame will join the state House as a Representative for the 36th Legislative District, filling the vacancy created by Carlyle’s appointment to the Senate.

“King County has long history of effective, responsive representation in the Legislature, which will be continued with the appointments of Senator Carlyle and Representative Frame,” said Council Vice Chair Joe McDermott. “Knowing them both, I know they will more than carry on that history.”

Carlyle has worked as a Business development consultant for wireless and software Companies. He developed an interest in government while serving as a teenage page in Congress for Senators Warren Magnuson and Scoop Jackson and. Carlyle has served in the state House since 2009 and was a member of the House Finance Committee during the 2015 session of the state Legislature.

“I am honored to accept this appointment,” said Carlyle. “I am fortunate to serve one of the most educated, engaged and progressive legislative districts in our state. I believe we must work to continue to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians by addressing the serious policy issues holding us back. I have enjoyed representing the people of the 36th as their state representative and look forward to serving them in the Senate.”

A Precinct Committee Officer for the 36th District Democrats, Frame is a community organizer and former director of Progressive Majority Washington. Frame, who was on the legislative staff of Senator Maria Cantwell, has a background in communications consulting.

Pursuant to the State Constitution, the Council must choose from a list of three names submitted by the state central committee of the same political party as the legislator whose office is vacant. The Washington State Democratic Central Committee submitted three names, identifying Carlyle as the preferred candidate of the 36th District Precinct Committee Officers for the Senate seat, listing Liz Campbell and David Kaplan (who has since withdrawn his name) as second and third choices.

Frame was listed as the preferred candidate for the House seat, with Jeff Manson and Sarah Reyneveld as second and third choices.

The candidates for both vacancies were interviewed by the Council in the Council’s Committee of the Whole before today’s the final Council vote.

Both Carlyle and Frame will serve this legislative session. If they wish to continue serving in the legislature, they will need to stand for election this fall.

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