Carlos Mayans

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Carlos Mayans
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 100th district
In office
January 11, 1993 – January 13, 2003
Preceded byJack Sluiter
Succeeded byMario Goico
Personal details
Born (1948-07-08) July 8, 1948 (age 75)
Havana, Cuba
Political partyRepublican

Carlos Mayans (born July 8, 1948) became mayor of the city of Wichita, Kansas in April 2003.[1] He was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948 and emigrated to the United States through the Operation Peter Pan shortly after the Cuban Revolution of 1959.[2] 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[1] and ran an insurance agency before becoming mayor.[3] He lost a re-election bid for mayor to Carl Brewer by 61% to 37% in 2007.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Mayans is new Wichita mayor". Associated Press. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  2. ^ "The 42 most influential latino politicians - Hispanic Power". Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  3. ^ Dinell, David (12 July 2005). "Mayor chosen for national board". Wichita Business Journal. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Brewer easily defeats Mayans for mayor". Wichita Business Journal. 4 April 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2011.