UPDATED: Longtime Olathe mayor dies


(Updated to include comments from House speaker, governor, Kansas City mayor, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran)

Longtime Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland,  who was the administrator of the Heartland Region for the General Services Administration, died Wednesday night. He was 58.

Known affectionately as "Mayor Mike," Copeland had served as Olathe's mayor since 2001 after he was first elected to the Olathe City Council in 1993.

Copeland became mayor after Larry Campbell, now the state's budget director who is still a member of the Olathe City Council.

Copeland . . .


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