Colyer picks Tracey Mann as Lt. Kan. Gov.

TOPEKA, Kan. Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer appoints his lieutenant.

Tuesday evening, Colyer announced Tracey Mann as the state's new lieutenant governor, filling the role Colyer served prior to former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback stepping down to accept an ambassador role with the Trump administration.

“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.”

Mann is the managing director and principal of Newmark Grubb Zimmer, a full service commercial real estate company with its headquarters in Kansas City. Previously, the governor's office says Mann served as senior program director for the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values.

The governor's office says Mann has also served on the board of directors for the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership program and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

Mann, a fifth-generation Kansan, is from Quinter, the governor's office says. He earned a degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State in 2000.

Mann lives in Salina with his wife, Audrey and four children, the governor's office says.