A former cop, newbie politico and progressive earned a close victory tonight across the State Line.
What local news hints at but doesn't mention is that strong support from labor and the KCK firefighters helped secure the victory.
Here's a worthwhile summary . . .
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.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Wyandotte County voters sent a message Tuesday that they want change, as they elected former deputy police chief Tyrone Garner to replace incumbent David Alvey as the Unified Government mayor. Garner received 51% of the vote to Alvey's 49%, in final unofficial results Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tyrone Garner will serve as the 31st mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. Garner took 51% of the vote. Incumbent David Alvey took 49%. Alvey was the incumbent in the race. He had served as mayor of KCK since 2018.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Voters in Wyandotte County have elected a new mayor. According to unofficial results, Tyrone Garner will become the new mayor of Kansas City, Kansas and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, defeating current Mayor/CEO David Alvey. "I just want to say thank you to everyone," Garner said to his supporters Tuesday night.
WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- With 100% of precincts reporting, unofficial results show Tyrone Garner is likely to unseat David Alvey as Wyandotte County Mayor/CEO. After the number of votes tallied reached that point, Alvey took to Zoom to speak to the public.
Developing . . .