State Rep. Paula Sutton, a Republican from Warren, filed registration papers last week to seek reelection in House District 95.

Sutton filed her registration Dec. 5 with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. She is seeking a second term in the rural Knox County seat that represents Warren, Appleton, Hope and part of Union.

She won election to the House seat in 2016 by defeating Democrat Elinor Goldberg 2,700 to 2,064. Sutton led Goldberg in all the communities except Hope, which backed Goldberg.

Sutton registered to raise money as a traditional candidate, meaning she will raise it without money from the state Clean Elections fund. Robert Carter of Standish is her campaign treasurer.

The first-term Republican has opposed the expansion of the MaineCare program. She opposed a voter-approved 3 percent tax on income in excess of $200,000 to support public schools. She also opposed the voter-approved ranked-choice voting legislation.

Born and raised in Maine, Sutton has more than 20 years of experience in the seafood industry, working as a lobster dealer based out of Nobleboro with her husband, Kerin Resch. Sutton had also worked as a real estate agent and as the owner/operator of a restaurant, according to a 2016 article.

The only other legislative candidate running in a district that includes a Knox County community is incumbent Republican State Sen. Dana Dow of Waldoboro. Fellow Republican Gordon Colby had registered to run in the primary but withdrew his registration last month, according to the state web site. Colby could not immediately be reached for comment.

Generally, legislative candidates begin filing papers around the start of the year and the deadline to file nomination papers for party candidates is mid-March. Un-enrolled candidates running as independents have until late May to file nomination papers to get on the November ballot.

The party primaries will be held June 12. The general election — in which the winners of the primaries and any independent candidates vie — will be Nov. 6.