A spirited challenge to South Bay Hospital District board members apparently had little effect, as voters Tuesday returned incumbents Eva Snow, Mary Davis and Virginia D. Fischer to office for new four-year terms. Challengers Steve Schlesinger and Jack Shakely were rejected.
Snow was reelected with the most votes. She drew criticism from other candidates for designating herself as a nurse on the ballot and claiming to have worked at several hospitals, though she acknowledged that she never has been licensed as a nurse.
The district, which funds public health programs serving residents of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, has paid out or committed more than $4 million in grants since 1984, when it leased South Bay Hospital to the for-profit American Medical International Inc. for $3 million a year.