In January, the Seneca County Board of Commissioners is going to look very different with two new faces - Republicans Fred Zoeller and Holly Stacy.
According to an unofficial count, Zoeller, who won 58 percent of the vote, defeated incumbent Democrat Ben Nutter, by a count of 13,827-9,914.
Stacy, who received 59 percent of the vote, defeated Paul Shoemaker (non-partisan) by an unofficial vote count of 13,143-9,018.
"I think with the two new commissioners coming to the board, we're going to be very eager to jump in and learn the policies and procedures, as well as bring our own experiences we have that helped us through our campaign," Stacy said.
Zoeller said he was "overwhelmed" by the support he has received from voters, and he commended Nutter for running a "above-board" and "fair" campaign.
"My goals are for job creation," he said. "We need to become more of a pitcher's society, and what I mean by that is we need to go out soliciting business versus the attitude, which has been more of a catcher society."
He said he has also been interviewing county department heads over the past six weeks, and he said he plans on having a more hands-on approach with them throughout his term as commissioner.
Nutter, who has served as commissioner for eight years, said it has been an honor to serve the county. He also said he wishes the best of luck to the new commissioners.
Shoemaker chose not to comment.