A Round Pond Democrat became the third person to register to seek the state Senate seat that covers Lincoln County and adjacent towns.

Cameron Reny registered Friday, Jan. 14 with the state to run for the state Senate District 13 seat.

The seat is currently held by Democratic state Sen. Chloe Maxmin of Nobleboro who announced Thursday, Jan. 13 she would not seek a second term. The first-term Senate Democrat from Nobleboro said she will be attending the University Maine School of Law, as well as creating a non-profit organization.

The District 13 seat encompasses all of Lincoln County, as well as the Knox County town of Washington and the Kennebec town of Windsor.

On Saturday, Jan. 15, Reny formally announced her candidacy, joined by her family, Senate President Troy Jackson, Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, Sen. Maxmin, and other local elected officials.

“As an educator and lifelong resident of Lincoln County, I’m running for office to bring regular Mainers back into focus, and preserve a bright future for our children,” said Reny in a statement emailed to the media. “The first in my family to finish college, I pursued a career in public education. I’ve spent years teaching students the skills they need to help themselves and connecting families to community resources. Now, as a mother myself, I feel more strongly than ever before we need to preserve a sustainable future where our children can thrive.”

Two other candidates have already registered with the state to seek the seat.

Former Republican state Rep. Abden Simmons of Waldoboro registered Dec. 4 to run for the seat. Simmons served one term in the Maine House before being defeated in 2018 by independent Jeffrey Evangelos.

And, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, Democrat David Levesque, a Damariscotta lawyer, registered to run for the seat.

On his law office’s website, attorney Levesque stated he “is an active supporter of Maine’s small businesses and was raised in a commercial fishing family. He continues to be actively involved with the fishing industry by providing legal and business advice to the fishing community while also serving entrepreneurs from all over.”

The deadline for party candidates to file nomination papers with the Maine Secretary of State to get on the June 14, 2022, primary ballot is March 15. Unenrolled candidates, who were unenrolled prior to March 15, have until June 1 to file their nomination papers.

The party candidates and any unenrolled candidates will square off at the general election on Nov. 8.