Robert “Bob” Foley, a Wells selectman, on Tuesday overwhelmingly won the Republican nomination for the House District 7 seat in Wells.

Foley ran against Peter Leon, the president of the local Rotary club. Foley won by a vote of 420-124.

Foley will face Democrat Joachim Howard in the general election in November. House District 7 encompasses part of Wells.

Four-term Rep. Kathleen Chase is vacating the seat because of term limits.

Foley, 61, was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2009, after serving from 1992-98 and 2000-03.

He served on multiple state committees, including one on which he helped write the state’s beach management policy and sand dunes rules. If he wins the November election, Foley said he would serve the remainder of his term as selectman.

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