We got our first look at Sarasota County’s new school board Tuesday afternoon.

Bridget Ziegler, Robyn Marinelli, and Tim Enos were sworn in at Venice High School.

“Onward and upward. There are great things to do as we come before us,” said Ziegler.

“After serving 35 years with the school board and now to be up here as a board member is the highlight and the most exciting moment of my career,” said Marinelli.

“The ZEM campaign which is the grassroots effort was significant," said Enos.

The school board flipped to a 4-1 conservative majority for the first time in decades.

“We will be committed to modeling good behavior and being focused on all of the important things we are there to do. That doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be disagreements but we can showcase that you can disagree civilly,” said Ziegler.

“We're not going to agree on everything but that’s good and having dialog.  I hope we can bring calmness back to the school board. We don’t need to have that angst that we've seen going on the past few years,” said Marinelli.

Enos worked for the Sheriff's Office and served as a school police officer. Sheriff Kurt Hoffman accompanied him as he was sworn in.

"To be able to have a person like him, a person of integrity, a person of great moral character, to be able to have him hold my bible while I did the oath is really exciting,” said Enos.

All three candidates were endorsed by Governor DeSantis.

The new members join Tom Edwards and Karen Rose on the board. Their first meeting was held this afternoon.