A Waldoboro man registered to seek the seat to represent the Waldoboro/Friendship area in the Maine Legislature.

Lynn Madison registered Jan. 20 for the Maine House District 45 seat, which represents Friendship, Waldoboro, Bremen, and Louds Island.

The seat is currently held by Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos, an independent of Friendship. Evangelos has announced he will not seek re-election.

Madison, a Republican, is the only candidate yet to register for the seat.

He is a lawyer with a private practice. From March 2019 until mid-2021, he was an assistant district attorney for the Prosecutorial District 6 which consists of Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, and Sagadahoc counties.

Madison, a Florida native, is a 1987 graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in technical communications. He worked eight years at the Kennedy Space Center, working on 42 shuttle missions. He earned a master’s degree in contract and acquisition management from Florida Institute of Technology in 1992.

Madison moved to Maine in 1998, worked for Skowhegan Savings Bank as a branch manager through 2001 and then was the president and chief financial officer of Maine State Mortgage Co. until 2009.

He then attended University of Maine School of Law, earning his law degree in 2012. He was admitted to the Maine Bar in 2014, and joined a law firm in Damariscotta before joining the district attorney’s office.

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.