There could be multiple Democratic candidates for the Knox County Commission seat that represents the Rockland area.

County Commission Chair Carol Maines, a Democrat from Rockland, said Tuesday, Feb. 20, she has not decided whether she will seek a third consecutive four-year term.

Regardless of her decision, Democrat Dorothy Meriwether of South Thomaston confirmed Feb. 20 she would seek the party's nomination.

The seat represents Rockland, Thomaston, Owls Head and South Thomaston on the County Commission. The commission oversees the operation of county government, including the Sheriff's Office, jail and Knox County Regional Airport.

Neither candidate has filed papers yet to seek election. The deadline for party candidates to file nomination papers with the Maine Secretary of State's Office is March 15.

The primaries are June 12.

Unenrolled candidates have until May 25 to file papers to get on the Nov. 6 general election ballot along with the winners of the parties' primaries.

Maines served as Rockland's city attorney for many years before she ran for the commissioner's seat in 2010.

Meriwether has served on the Board of Selectmen in South Thomaston and on the Knox County Budget Committee.