Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Tyrone Garner elected first Black mayor of Kansas City

First-time candidate Tyrone Garner defeated one-term incumbent David Alvey to win election as mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

Garner received 51% of the vote to Alvey’s 49%, in final unofficial results Tuesday night. It was a relatively low-turnout local election, with 18.5% percent of registered voters submitting ballots.

Garner becomes the first Black mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, according to records going back to 1886. The city and Wyandotte County consolidated governments in 1997.

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