Carlos Mayans became mayor of the city of Wichita, Kansas in April 2003. He was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948 and emigrated to the United States shortly after the Cuban Revolution of 1959. In addition to serving as mayor, Mayans also served as a Republican representative for Wichita's 100th district in the Kansas House of Representatives for five terms and ran an insurance agency before becoming mayor. He lost a re-election bid for mayor to Carl Brewer by 61% to 37% in 2007.
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