Two candidates have filed their intent with the state to run for Maine legislative seats in the Midcoast.

Jacqueline John Spofford of Mt. Desert has filed an intent to run as a Republican for the Maine House District 36 seat now held by House Speaker Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven.

Pingree is barred from running for a fifth consecutive term because of the state’s term limits law.

A telephone message was left with Spofford Jan. 6 seeking comment.

House District 36 covers Vinalhaven, North Haven, Isle au Haut and the Hancock County towns of Brooklin, Deer Isle, Frenchboro, Stonington, Swan’s Island, and Tremont, and part of Mt. Desert.

No Democrats or unenrolled candidates have filed an intent to run.

The deadline for party candidates to file nomination papers is March 15, with the primary elections on June 8. Unenrolled candidates have until June 1 to file papers to be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.

Also filing an intent to run was Henry Simmons of Nobleboro for the Maine House District 50 seat. That seat, which represents Waldoboro, Nobleboro, Bremen, and part of Jefferson, is held by Democratic Rep. Wendy Pieh of Bremen.

Pieh has yet to announce whether she will seek another term.

Simmons ran for the seat in 2008.