Curt Skoog defeats Mike Czinege to become next mayor of Overland Park

Curt Skoog and his wife Amy and an Election Night watch party. Skoog beat Mike Czinege with 50.57% of the vote to become the next mayor of Overland Park. He'll be sworn in in December. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

Veteran Overland Park City Council member Curt Skoog defeated political newcomer and retired executive Mike Czinege to become the city’s next mayor.

Unofficial final totals from Tuesday showed Skoog winning 50.57% of the vote to Czinege’s 49.16%.