Republican John Whitmer topped Democrat Sammy Flaharty by more than two-thirds of the vote in the race for House District 93, which covers Cheney, Viola, Clearwater and parts of Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane and Wichita.
Whitmer earned 69 percent of the ballots to Flaharty’s 31 percent.
Whitmer, 46, was appointed to fulfill the remainder of incumbent Joe Edwards’ term after Edwards died of a heart attack in August; Whitmer had defeated Edwards in the Republican primary.
He owns KanCon, which stages autograph shows and other events. He moved into a house still under construction to be eligible to run for the seat.
He has said he supports Brownback’s fiscal approach, says schools should run more efficiently and says tax cuts will make Kansas more attractive to businesses.
Flaharty, 66, of Garden Plain, is a substitute teacher.