Kan. Man Wins Tied Mayoral Election with Coin Toss

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) _ A coin toss has decided the outcome of the mayoral race in the small southeast Kansas town of Americus.

Roger Wright won the toss Thursday during a meeting of the Lyon County commissioners.

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.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 43138472 - wibw.com/a?a=43138472
Gray Television, Inc.