A carpenter from Readfield has filed to run as a Republican for his town, Winthrop and part of Monmouth in the Legislature.

Lee Fellman, 26, is the only person to file for the party’s nomination for the House of Representatives seat after the nominee picked at the June primary, Emily Roderick of Readfield, dropped out of the race.

He’s subject to be picked at a Republican caucus next month in House District 81, made up of Readfield, Winthrop and a small sliver of North Monmouth stretching from Wilson Pond to Annabessacook Lake.

If chosen, Fellman will face sitting Rep. Craig Hickman, a first-term Democrat and farmer from Winthrop. The Republican said his focus would be on ensuring young people can stay and work in Maine.

“I’ve always just seen that we have such awesome, unique people in the state, but it’s hard to keep younger people in the state and it seems to be related to the economy, jobs and the fact that they don’t seem to be available,” Fellman said.

All registered Republicans in the district can participate in the caucus, to be held at 6:30 p.m. July 8 at the Winthrop Town Office.

Michael Shepherd — 370-7652

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