It was a historic night for Norfolk County.
Not only does the county have a brand new Mayor in Kristal Chopp, but several longtime councillors have lost their seats to newcomers.
Charlie Luke has been Norfolk’s Mayor for the past 4 years but has been in municipal politics for decades.
Monday night, he said a wave of change demanding young blood at council left him at the sidelines.
As for Chopp, she was still in disbelief with the results which saw her receive 54 per cent of the votes compared to Luke’s 42 per cent.
Chopp said she is excited to sit down with a brand new council.
And there is a lot of new faces as well.
In Ward 1 Tom Masschaele took over for Noel Haydt, who stepped away from local politics, with 25 per cent of the vote.
24 votes separated him from runner-up John Henderson.
Ward 4 saw Chris Van Paassen took in 52 per cent of the vote beating out Dean Morrison who garner 44 per cent.
This seat was vacated by Jim Oliver.
Ward 5 saw Peter Black and Doug Brunton booted from Town Hall with Ian Rabbitts and Ryan Taylor earning a seat.
Rabbitts got the most votes with 33 per cent with Taylor bringing in 17 per cent.
Ward 6 saw Amy Martin dominate the other candidates with a whopping 51 per cent of the votes followed by Adam Veri with 20 per cent.
This booted longtime councillor John Wells from the council chambers.
In Ward 7, Kim Huffman beat Jean Montgomery by 30 votes.
This seat was vacated by Harold Sonnenberg.
The only two councillors staying on are Roger Geysens in Ward 2 and Michael Columbus in Ward 3.
A little over 19,000 ballots were cast in total making the voter turn out rate around 39 per cent.