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Sleeter takes big lead, Drennen has slight lead in hospital district races

Dr. Tamara Sleeter took a commanding lead over incumbent Sue Bowman of Renton for Bowman's seat on the Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners.

Sleeter of Renton was ahead by 16 points, 58 percent to 42 percent, a lead which typically is insurmountable, following the initial tally Tuesday night in the general election.

The race to replace Anthony Hemstad on the hospital district commission was closer.

Barbara Drennen of Kent held a 4 percent lead over Albert Haylor of Kent, 52 percent to 48 percent.

The county Elections Division will release the next results at about 4:30 p.m. today.

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