Incumbents were in the lead Tuesday in early results for three seats on the James Island Public Service District Commission.

With seven of 21 precincts reporting, June Waring had 30 percent of the vote, Eugene Platt had 25 percent and Carter McMillan also had 25 percent. Challenger Alicia Owens had 18 percent.

McMillan, Platt and Waring are each seeking another four-year term on the seven-member commission. They all pointed to the districtís continued record of positive operation as reasons they should stay in office.

The PSD, which has 125 employees, provides fire, wastewater and solid-waste services for about 24,000 residents.

It operates on a budget of more than $6 million. Commissioners are paid between $8,005 and $8,485 per year depending on duties, such as chairman, vice chairman or secretary.