Former Jersey deputy Jerry Dorey has said it was a "severe disappointment" that he lost his seat and that it was the end of politics for him.
Mr Dorey has lost his seat after 12 years as a deputy.
He was beaten in St Helier's number one district as Paul le Claire, Patrick Ryan and Judy Martin were elected to the area's three seats.
He said that he felt that joining the Planning Committee had affected his chances of election success.
He said: "I saw a committee that was in trouble and saw it needed someone reasonably solid to make it work. Obviously that has not helped me at all in this election.
"But faced with the same situation I would make exactly the same decision again.
"That's because, as far as I am concerned, being in politics and not taking responsibility is just copping out."
Out of the 1,103 cast, Paul le Claire topped the poll in the district with 644 votes, followed by Judy Martin and Patrick Ryan.