Carl Brewer (politician)

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This article is about the former mayor of Wichita, Kansas. For the ice hockey defenceman, see Carl Brewer (ice hockey).
Carl Brewer
Carl Brewer.jpg
Mayor of Wichita
In office
2007 – April 13, 2015
Preceded by Carlos Mayans
Succeeded by Jeff Longwell
Personal details
Born (1957-03-08) March 8, 1957 (age 60)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Cathy
Children 2 sons
2 daughters
Alma mater Friends University

Carl Brewer (born March 8, 1957) is an American politician who served as the 100th mayor of Wichita, Kansas. He was Wichita's first elected African-American mayor. He won his first term in 2007. Brewer was re-elected to a second four-year term on April 5, 2011.[1] Brewer's final term ended on April 13, 2015 with Mayor-elect Jeff Longwell being sworn in the following day.


Brewer delivering the 2009 Wichita State of the City address

Brewer graduated from Wichita North High School in 1975. He attended Friends University. He has worked in the aviation industry (Boeing, Spirit, and Cessna) for 30 years.[2] He is (currently) on a leave of absence from his job at Spirit AeroSystems.[2]

Brewer represented Wichita's City Council District 1 from 2001 to 2007.[3] On April 3, 2007, he defeated incumbent Carlos Mayans in the race for mayor of Wichita by 61 percent to 37 percent.[4]

Brewer serves on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities and is a member of Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns Organization.[citation needed]

In 2017, Brewer announced that he would run for Governor of Kansas in the 2018 election.[5] If elected Brewer will become the first African American governor of Kansas.


  1. ^ Wistrom, Brent (2011-04-06). "Brewer, like-minded candidates win election in Wichita". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 2011-04-06. Mayor Carl Brewer easily retained his seat in Tuesday’s election. 
  2. ^ a b "About Carl". Carl Brewer Mayor. Carl Brewer for Mayor. 2011-04-07. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  3. ^ City of Wichita - Mayor - Carl Brewer Main Archived October 17, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Moon, Chris (2007-04-04). "Brewer easily defeats Mayans for mayor". Wichita Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-06-22.  A. Price Woodard, who was appointed mayor, served as the first African-American mayor of Wichita from April 14, 1970, to April 13, 1971, and died January 1972.
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