WATERVILLE — Republican Jacob Imes is leading Mark Andre with 58 percent of the vote as of late Tuesday night in a primary race for House District 110.

Imes took the majority of the vote in Waterville with 150 votes to Andre’s 108. Oakland had not yet reported their results by midnight.

Not much is known about Imes’ campaign as he declined an interview with the Morning Sentinel before the primary.

Andre has run for this seat three previous times unsuccessfully.

The primary focus of Andre’s campaign has been to lower taxes for homeowners in Waterville by forcing Colby College to pay into the property tax base.

The college’s property value is estimated at $200 million, Andre said in a previous interview, and the college does not pay any taxes to the city. Because of Colby’s nonprofit status, it is exempt from paying taxes.

Andre, 48, said he would push for legislation that would allow municipalities to charge a per-student impact fee to cover the cost of infrastructure for students that board in the community.

The winner of the primary will face incumbent Democrat Colleen Madigan in a rematch in November’s general election.

Emily Higginbotham — 861-9239

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Twitter: @EmilyHigg

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