Hytopoulos widens lead a touch, Scales holds steady

In Bainbridge Island’s two close City Council races, South Ward candidate Kirsten Hytopoulos saw her lead climb slightly while Bob Scales, the leader in the North Ward race, held steady with three percentage points over incumbent Debbie Vancil.

Hytopoulos’ edge rose from 50.5 percent on Tuesday to 50.8 percent on Wednesday. Tim Jacobsen, her opponent, was drawing almost 48.7 percent.

Scales, at 51.1 percent, continues to lead Vancil’s 48.2 percent.

Central Ward candidate Debbi Lester saw her already overwhelming lead grow on Wednesday. She now has 53.5 percent while opponent Dee DuMont’s percentage fell to 45.9 percent.