State Sen. David Miramant has filed papers to seek another term in the state Senate representing nearly all of Knox County.

Miramant, a Democrat, filed his papers Jan. 19 with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. He represents Maine Senate District 12, which covers all of Knox County except Washington.

"I have worked on several bills dealing with issues that folks in our community are calling for, property tax fairness that won't drive families from their homes, increased support for clean, renewable energy, affordable health insurance and funding for education," Miramant said Sunday. "The present administration has worked against these and other issues, even as the voters approved the different Citizen Initiatives. I am optimistic that we can make progressive change starting next January, and I hope to be a part of enacting laws that will improve the lives of all Mainers."

Miramant is serving his second consecutive two-year term in the Senate, succeeding Democrat Edward Mazurek. He won election in 2014 by defeating Republican Paula Sutton of Warren, and in 2016 defeated former Republican Congressman David Emery of Tenants Harbor.

No other candidates have filed for the District 12 seat. Political party candidates have until March 15 to file papers with the Maine Secretary of State to get on the primary ballot. The party primaries will be held June 12.

Unenrolled candidates, also known as independents, have until May 25 to file papers in order to get on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Thus far in Knox County, Republican state Rep. Paula Sutton of Warren has filed papers to seek reelection for the House District 95 seat. No other candidates have filed yet for that seat. This district covers Appleton, Hope, Warren and part of Union.

State Sen. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro, has filed papers to seek reelection to the Senate District 13 seat.

Democrat Laura Fortman of Nobleboro has also filed to seek the District 13 seat, which covers Lincoln County, the Knox County town of Washington, and a few Kennebec County towns.

Chief Deputy Tim Carroll has filed papers to seek the Democratic nomination for Knox County Sheriff. No other candidates have filed.

District Attorney Jonathan Liberman of West Bath; a Republican, and Democrat Natasha Irving of Waldoboro have filed papers for the district attorney post.