The two newest members of the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners are being sworn into office at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Sarasota County Administration Building, 1660 Ringling Blvd.
Mark Smith, a Siesta Key resident, won the District 2 election, while Joe Neunder took the District 4 election.
Smith edged former Sarasota mayor Fredd Atkins by a margin of a little more than 1%. Smith garnered 19,141 votes (50.51%) compared to 18,755 for Atkins (49.49%).
Neunder easily defeated Daniel Kuether. Neunder received 28,038 votes (59.42%) and Kuether 19,148 votes (40.58%).
Both Smith and Neunder are Republicans.
They replace Christian Ziegler who chose not to run in District 2 and Alan Maio, who reached term limits in District 4. Maio was chairman of the board.