Panama City-- There will be some new faces on the Bay county school board bench this week. Two, newly elected Bay District School Board members will be sworn in Tuesday.
After about 6 months of campaigning, Steve Moss and Joe Wayne Walker both agree they never thought this day would come.
Both men will officially take over after a swearing in ceremony on Tuesday.
Steve Moss defeated Donna Allen in the primary election and Jim Barr in the general election for the district five seat and Joe Wayne Walker beat out incumbent Pat Sabiston in the primary for district one.
"It's been a long hard campaign it's been a lot of hard work, but I got to talk to a lot of people and got to see what they think of our school system and got to share some of my ideas and it was a real good experience," said Joe Wayne Walker.
"It's exciting! I always say running for office is not really a sprint it's a marathon for sure because it takes a 6 to 8 month period that type of thing, so it's real exciting that now all the campaigning and all the hard effort has now paid off and we're finally done with campaigning and how we get to work that parts exciting," said Steve Moss.
With different goals in mind, Walker and Moss say they're anxious to get to work.
“We're going to focus on discipline in our schools. I want the board to start focusing on discipline and district office and school members and everything focus on discipline and I believe without structure and order in our schools we will never reach full potential and we need a good strong technical high school here in Bay County," said Walker.
"One of the things I’d like to look at especially these next four years is really take a look at the budget. We really don't have anyone in the school board that's got a real finical back ground, so what I think I will bring to the board is that finical background," said Moss.
The swearing in ceremony will take place Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the Bay District School building in Panama City.
Chairwoman of the Bay county school board, Ginger Littleton, ran unopposed and will also be re-sworn in Tuesday.