He had tied with Jena Johnson with the most write-in votes during the election last week.
Write-in votes accounted for all 29 ballots cast for Americus mayor.
The town of less than 1,000 residents is located about 8 miles north of Emporia.
It's common in rural Kansas for the seat of mayor to be filled with a write-in candidate.
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