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One-on-one with Kansas' new lieutenant governor

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The new Republican governor announced his appointment of the 41-year-old Tracey Mann during a Kansas Livestock Association dinner in Topeka. (KCTV5) The new Republican governor announced his appointment of the 41-year-old Tracey Mann during a Kansas Livestock Association dinner in Topeka. (KCTV5)
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

Kansas Gov. Jeff 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 Topeka. A 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 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 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.

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 Kansans. And 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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