2015 Kansas City mayoral election

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Kansas City mayoral election, 2015
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Candidate Sly James Vincent Lee
Popular vote 22,864 2,909
Percentage 88.7% 11.3%

Mayor before election

Sly James

Elected Mayor

Sly James

The 2015 Kansas City mayoral election took place on June 23, 2015, to elect the Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. The election will be held concurrently with various other local elections, and is officially nonpartisan.

Incumbent Mayor Sly James, an Independent in office since 2011, won re-election to a second term in office.[1]

A primary election was held on April 7 to determine the two candidates that moved on to the general election.[2]


Primary election[edit]


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Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Sly James (Incumbent) 26,910 81.5
Nonpartisan Vincent Lee 3,502 10.6
Nonpartisan Clay Chastain 2,423 7.3
Nonpartisan Write-In 195 0.6
Total votes 33,030 100

General election[edit]


  • Sly James, incumbent Mayor
  • Vincent Lee, real estate broker


Kansas City mayoral general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Sly James (incumbent) 29,830 87.3
Nonpartisan Vincent Lee 4,337 12.7
Total votes 25,773 100


  1. ^ a b Roberts, Rob (June 18, 2014). "Exclusive: With KC on a roll, mayor says he's going for two". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Horsley, Lynn (April 7, 2015). "Sly James, Vincent Lee advance in Kansas City mayoral primary". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Horsley, Lynn (March 15, 2015). "This year's campaign for Kansas City mayor is strange indeed". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 27, 2015.

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