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Mann lives in Salina and is in commercial real estate, but he is not unfamiliar with politics. Eight years ago, Mann lost a run for Congress in western Kansas to Tim Huleskamp. Colyer was the state's longest-serving lieutenant governor but became governor ...


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Kansas GovJeff Colyer is already making changes in state leadership by naming a new lieutenant governor.The new Republican governor announced his appointment of the 41-year-old Tracey Mann during a Kansas Livestock Association dinner in TopekaA swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse.Mann lives in Salina and is in commercial real estate, but he is not unfamiliar with politicsEight years ago, Mann lost a run for Congress in western Kansas to Tim Huleskamp.Colyer was the state's longest-serving lieutenant governor but became governor Jan31 when former GOP GovSam Brownback stepped down to take an ambassador's post.Mann will be on the gubernatorial ticket when Colyer seeks a full, four-year term this year.Mann sat down with KCTV5 News to re-introduce himself and let Kansans know a little more about his role."One of my big things isI’mm going to be traveling the state talking to teachers, talking to all KansansAnd I’m going to take what I hear in rural Kansas, in agriculture and in other issues back to the governor, and we are going to work together and move forward," he said.

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