Voters decided on primary election day last month to shake things up in the Baltimore County Council.
Come December, three new voices will join the seven-member panel.
Two incumbents were decisively shown the door — Republican Todd Huff who represents rural Baltimore County, and Democrat Ken Oliver, who represents Woodlawn, Randallstown and parts of Owings Mills on the west side.
Huff lost decisively to longtime state Del. Wade Kach, who won nearly two-thirds of the vote in District 3's Republican primary.
Oliver lost by 1,700 votes to career firefighter Julian Jones, who came within a whisker — 98 votes — four years ago of winning.
Democrats hold large voter registration advantages in most of the county.
In the Dundalk-Essex district, for instance, 7,941 Democrats cast votes in the council primary versus 2,672 Republicans.
In District 2 — Owings Mills-Reisterstown — 15,105 Democratic primary votes were cast for council compared with 1,961 for the lone Republican.
District 3 could be an interesting race. Democrat Laurier Taylor-Mitchell, a college arts professor and education advocate, ran unopposed, yet her vote total came within 1,000 of the combined GOP ballots cast for Kach and Huff.
A few lucky politicians face no opposition in the fall.