On Monday, after a nervous wait, Christian Democrat and former Shoalhaven Mayor Paul Green lost his seat in the NSW upper house.
Votes from the 2019 state election were collected on March 23, and three weeks later the NSW Electoral Commission supercomputer crunched the numbers, counting votes and distributing preferences of unsuccessful candidates and parties.
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There were 21 seats - the CDP was the next in line at 22.
Labor lost two seats, and the CDP lost its one and only seat to One Nation which gained two seats and the Animal Justice Party which gained one on preferences.
The newly-formed Keep Sydney Open Party distributed its preferences to the AJP, helping it over the line.
While Mr Green, who lives in Yalwal, was disappointed with the outcome, he's proud of his record in government.
"I won't live in regret for one minute, I introduced the Modern Slavery Act, one of the toughest in the world," Mr Green said.
"With the LNP I've been a part of the journey to lift NSW economically from number eight to number one.
"What a ride, what an incredible privilege. Many politicians upon their retirement say to me, 'I should have done this or that.' I've done everything I could have possibly done, I've seen opportunities I've been able to deliver.
"It's been a good season."
The loss means his four staff members, who work on a full time, part-time and casual basis, will need to search for work elsewhere.
"They're devastated," he said.
"We ran a campaign to the best of our abilities.
"I was always concerned about a preference avalanche at the end. Thank you to those people who continually believed in us, and supported us. It's not the end, just a new chapter."
Mr Green's Facebook page has been flooded with supportive messages since he announced the result to his followers on Monday afternoon.
"I'm really sad about this," Scott Deakes said.
"That we have One Nation racists in our state parliament is so embarrassing. Thank you for everything you have done."
"Paul you are a true conviction politician, in the job for the right reasons and you worked hard trying to make things better for people in NSW," Karleen Gribble said.
"I am so sad that this has happened. The Parliament will be poorer for your absence."