Gov. Colyer announces Tracey Mann of Salina as lieutenant governor
On Feb. 13 Gov. Jeff Colyer announced the selection of Tracey Mann to serve as Kansas lieutenant governor.
“I am pleased that Tracey has agreed to join our team as lieutenant governor,” said Colyer. “Tracey has been a leader on economic development and rural issues in Kansas for years, and I am excited to bring those skills to our team. Tracey truly knows what it means to listen, serve and lead.
“I look forward to working with him in the weeks and months ahead to usher in a new day in Kansas politics and serve the people of this great state.”
Mann said he was impressed with Colyer’s willingness to lead, saying, “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as lieutenant governor for Dr. Colyer. Over the years, I’ve been impressed with his willingness to serve as a leader on the hard issues.
“Governor Colyer’s track record shows he doesn’t shy away from tackling the difficult problems. I am excited to join him in serving the people of Kansas as we focus on reform, jobs and education.”
Kansas Farm Bureau CEO Terry Holdren added his endorsement of Mann, saying “Kansas farmers and ranchers, as the backbone of the state’s economy and heritage, expect good leadership from friends in positions across government,” said Holdren, “Tracey Mann is both a good friend of Kansas agriculture and a great leader. We look forward to working with him in this new role.”
Mann is the managing director and principal of Newmark Grubb Zimmer, a full-service commercial real estate company headquartered in Kansas City. Before joining Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Mann served as senior program director for the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values.
Mann has previously served on the board of directors for the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership program and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. He is also a board member of the City Teen Center, a nonprofit educational facility serving children in Salina.
Mann is a fifth-generation Kansan from Quinter, Kansas. He regularly returns to work on the family farm. He earned a degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University in 2000, where he also served as student body president. In 1997, he served as Jerry Moran’s first intern in Washington, D.C.
Tracey, his wife, Audrey, and their four children live in Salina, Kansas.