Click on image to enlarge. With the Aug. 7 primary elections less than three weeks away, Republican legislative candidate Julie Olson is gaining a fundraising lead over her Democratic opponent Monica Stonier, but the two have raised significantly more than the other Republican in the race, Matthew Homola.All three are running for the 17th Legislative District House position being vacated by state Rep. Tim Probst, D-Vancouver. The top two selected by voters in the primary will advance to the Nov. 6 general election. Primary ballots were mailed Wednesday and should start appearing in mailboxes today.In Clark County, the primary election is necessary to winnow the field of candidates in two state House races, as well as Southwest Washington’s U.S. House race. In another state House race, a write-in candidate is gaining fundraising momentum in the hopes of landing on the November ballot.Olson has raised about $34,800 and has spent more than $12,800 so far on her campaign, according to a candidate finance report that was due to the state’s Public Disclosure Commission on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Stonier has raised nearly $23,000 and has spent nearly $14,000. Homola was not required to file the report because he plans on raising and spending less than $5,000 on his campaign.The amount of money raised and spent includes in-kind contributions, such as donated political signs or event catering.In the county’s other three-way House raise, Republican Liz Pike leadsin fundraising over her Democratic opponents, David Shehorn and Ryan Gompertz. Those three are vying for the 18th District seat being vacated by state Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, who was placed in the 20th District after the 2010 Census results prompted a redrawing of legislative districts.