Larry E. Wiens was elected Tuesday night to the McPherson City Commission as the new Streets and Utilities Commissioner, defeating incumbent Michael B. Alkire.
Wiens said, "I can bring some new ideas to the table, to start with, and I want to be a listening commissioner. I want to make sure that the citizens of McPherson have a say in the City government."
Weins defeated Alkire, a former McPherson police chief, by the count of 447-389. The election loss ends a 36 year career with the City of McPherson in one capacity or another for Alkire.