A Stonington woman has filed papers to seek the Maine House seat that represents numerous communities, including many of the islands of Penobscot Bay.

Democrat Genevieve McDonald filed papers with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices Jan. 12 for Maine House District 134. The seat is held by Democrat. Walter Kumiega III of Little Deer Isle, who is barred from seeking reelection by the state's term limits law.

Kumiega has held the seat for the past eight years. Democrats have held the seat for at least the past 24 years.

No other candidate has filed. The deadline for political party candidates to file nomination papers to make the June 12 primary ballot is March 15. Unenrolled candidates have until May 25 to file papers for the November general election.

House District 134 represents Vinalhaven, North Haven and Isle au Haut in Knox County, as well as the Hancock County towns of Deer Isle, Stonington, Southwest Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Swan's Island, Tremont and Marshall Island Township.

A Penobscot Bay Press article from 2015 reported that McDonald was born in Bar Harbor, later moved to Blue Hill and graduated from George Stevens Academy.

After high school, she worked in boatyards before fishing one summer in Blue Hill Bay. she purchased a boat and fishes out of Stonington, according to the 2015 article.

She serves on the Maine Lobster Advisory Council.