Rep. Aaron Libby, R-Waterboro, announced he will not seek a third term representing Waterboro and Lyman in the state Legislature because he needs to devote more time to his farm.

Libby, 31, said the legislative schedule makes it difficult to work on his family’s Limerick farm, Libby & Son U-Picks.

Democrat Elaine Plourde of Lyman and Dwayne Prescott, a Republican from Waterboro, are running to represent the district that includes Waterboro and part of Lyman.

“I am extremely grateful to the people of Waterboro and Lyman for putting their confidence in me to represent them in Augusta over the past four years,” Libby said in a prepared statement. “I have done my best to serve the people of my community and now I must focus my attention on my family and our business.”

During his time in the Legislature, Libby sponsored a bill to reduce litigation in agritourism and make it easier for farmers to open their farms to visitors. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Paul LePage in 2012. Libby also sponsored a bill to allow Mainers to carry concealed weapons without permits that came within one vote of being enacted last year.

Libby said he has not ruled out running for office again in the future.


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