Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has tapped Tracey Mann to serve as the state’s next lieutenant governor.
The new governor announced his appointment of the 41-year-old Mann during a Kansas Livestock Association dinner in Topeka on Tuesday. A swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse.
Mann is a commercial real estate broker and farmer from Salina. He said in a statement he is “extremely grateful for the opportunity.”
Colyer was the state’s longest-serving lieutenant governor, but he became governor Jan. 31 when former GOP Gov. Sam 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.