Christopher Taylor was elected mayor of Swisher this week.
Taylor received 151 votes to defeat Randy Hurlbert, who had 136 votes, according to the Johnson County Auditorís Office.
The special election was held to fill a vacancy created by the abrupt resignation of the former mayor, Tim Mason, during a City Council meeting in November. The townís city clerk also resigned at the meeting.
Swisher has about 900 residents and is in northern Johnson County.Taylorís term runs through Dec. 31, 2015.