They served the Abilene School District for a combined total of 16 years.
Now, two Abilene ISD School Board incumbents are on their way out after Saturday's surprising election defeat.
Samuel Garcia and Charlie Wolfe will now watch as Randy Piersall and Shane Davidson assume their seats on the AISD Board of Trustees.
Both Wolfe and Garcia said they were surprised by the results.
Garcia had served one four-year term, and Wolfe had served for three terms ? or 12 years.
"It was a surprise; we felt very good going into the election, but obviously we didn't have the voter turnout that we expected either," Garcia said.
Charlie Wolfe, who chose not to speak on camera, also expressed disappointment in overall voter turnout.
They both have the same hopes for the district when it comes to staying the course on helping disadvantaged students.
In a telephone conversation, Wolfe said he hopes the district doesn't "go backwards" in goals he's helped AISD reach.
Garcia shared this sentiment when it came to disadvantaged students.
"A lot of those kids are kids whose parents have two or three jobs, or some kids' parents aren't as around as much as they should be or supporting them the way they should ? that need that support from the school district that really helps them," Garcia said.
"Those are some of the efforts that we've made and I expect it to continue, and it's working and I'm hoping that we don't get off that track," he added.
As far as any future stints in the school board?
"Right now, I don't foresee it, but you never say never. Who knows what the future holds, but it's always a possibility," Garcia said.
Wolfe also mentioned that he has no plans to run again, but that anything is possible.
Monday was the last board meeting for both Garcia and Wolfe.
Shane Davidson and Randy Piersall will be sworn in at the AISD June meeting.