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Tracey Mann
Official portrait, 2021
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byRoger Marshall
50th Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
In office
February 14, 2018 – January 14, 2019
GovernorJeff Colyer
Preceded byJeff Colyer
Succeeded byLynn Rogers
Personal details
Tracey Robert Mann

(1976-12-17) December 17, 1976 (age 47)[1]
Quinter, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Audrey Haynes
(m. 2002)
EducationKansas State University (BS)
WebsiteHouse website

Tracey Robert Mann (born December 17, 1976) is an American businessman and politician who has served as the U.S. representative from Kansas's 1st congressional district since 2021. The district, popularly known as "the Big First," includes parts of 63 counties in central and western Kansas and is the seventh-largest district in the nation that does not cover an entire state.

Mann served as the 50th lieutenant governor of Kansas from 2018 to 2019.[2] He was appointed by Governor Jeff Colyer in February 2018, after Colyer ascended from the lieutenant governorship upon Sam Brownback's resignation.

Early life and education[edit]

Mann is a fifth-generation Kansan who was born and raised on his family farm near Quinter, Kansas. He worked in the fields and feed yard with his grandfather, father, and brother. Mann attended Quinter High School, where he was a part of seven state championship teams, including football, track, quiz bowl, and parliamentary procedure. In his senior year, Mann was elected to serve as FFA president and student council president. During his college years, Mann worked as an intern for then-U.S. Representative Jerry Moran.[3] He also served as the student body president of Kansas State University.[4]

Lieutenant Governor of Kansas[edit]


2018 primary for governor[edit]

Jeff Colyer narrowly lost the 2018 Republican primary to Kris Kobach, and he and Mann left office the next year.


Mann's official photo as Lieutenant Governor

Two weeks after Colyer ascended to the office of Governor of Kansas, Mann was appointed as Colyer's lieutenant governor.[5] He was sworn in on February 14, 2018.

State Objections Board[edit]

Michael Capps filed to run as a Republican in 2018 for the Kansas House District 97 seat using an address on the south side of Wichita.[6] Months before the election, Representative Chuck Weber, the incumbent in heavily Republican House District 85, which included part of north Wichita and suburbs to the north and northeast, withdrew his candidacy for reelection and gave notice of his resignation, effective July 14, 2018.[6] Capps then changed his campaign filing, running instead for the District 85 seat, giving a north Wichita address, with a business mailing address of 6505 East Central Avenue, #110.[6] He claimed he resided at the Governeour street address, though the home was scheduled to be sold at auction on June 27, 2018. Democrats alleged Capps did not actually live at that address. The Kansas Objections Board, composed of Mann, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, refused to uphold the complaint.[6] The Sedgwick County Republican Central Committee appointed Capps to fill the remainder of Weber's 85th District term.[6][7] Marc Bennett, District Attorney of Sedgwick County, petitioned to have Capps removed from office after an investigation of child abuse caused him to be decertified and removed as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. In 2020, he lost the Republican primary to Patrick Penn, who received 74.4% of the vote.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]



Mann ran for Kansas's 1st congressional district in the 2010 elections to the United States House of Representatives, losing to Tim Huelskamp in the Republican primary.

During his 2010 campaign, Mann repeatedly insisted President Barack Obama needed to produce his birth certificate to prove that he was an American citizen.[9] The Hutchinson News withdrew its endorsement of Mann, stating, "he questions the citizenship of President Barack Obama despite evidence that is irrefutable to most objective, rational people - including a birth certificate released by the Hawaii secretary of state and birth announcements printed in Honolulu's two major newspapers." On June 21, 2010, Mann said on a Salina radio program that he thought Obama "needs to come forth with his papers and show everyone that he is an American citizen." He made similar comments that day at a forum at Elkhart, Kansas.[10] Though Mann formerly expressed support for birtherism, he has since renounced those beliefs.[11]


Mann made another bid for the 1st in 2020 after two-term incumbent Roger Marshall gave up the seat to run for U.S. Senate.[12] On August 4, 2020, Mann defeated Air Force veteran Bill Clifford[13] in the Republican primary–the real contest in this heavily Republican district–and Democrat Kali Barnett in the general election,[14] with 71% of the vote.



In June 2021, Mann was one of 49 House Republicans to vote to repeal the AUMF against Iraq.[15][16]

Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023[edit]

Mann was among the 71 Republicans who voted against final passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 in the House.[17]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Kansas's 1st congressional district Republican primary, 2010[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Huelskamp 34,819 34.8%
Republican Jim Barnett 25,047 25%
Republican Tracey Mann 21,161 21.1%

Personal life[edit]

Mann resides in Salina, Kansas, where he works as a commercial real estate broker. He also owns his family's farm in Quinter, Kansas.[11]


  1. ^ "Rep.-elect Tracey Mann (R-Kan.-01)". The Hill. November 30, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Colyer picks Tracey Mann as lieutenant governor". KWCH. February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Get to Know Tracey - Mann for Congress".
  4. ^ "Student Body President and Vice President History". www.k-state.edu.
  5. ^ The Wichita Eagle. "Colyer picks former congressional candidate as lieutenant governor, running mate". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e GOP appoints Michael Capps to empty Kansas House seat; Democrats push for grand jury probe, Wichita Eagle, Chance Swaim, July 21, 2019. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Candidates for the 2018 General (unofficial), Kansas Secretary of State. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  8. ^ [1], Ballotpedia, Shelby Kellerman. Retrieved November 6, 2022.
  9. ^ Tracey Mann D.C. Democratic pursuits terrify me, Salina Journal, September 9, 2019. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  10. ^ News withdraws endorsement of Tracey Mann for 'birther' views, Hutchinson News, July 25, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  11. ^ a b McLean, Jim (February 13, 2018). "Colyer Picks Real Estate Operator Tracey Mann As Kansas Lt. Governor". KCUR. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  12. ^ Former Kansas Lt. Gov. announces candidacy for Congress, KWCH, September 9, 2019. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  13. ^ Mann wins Republican vote for Congress, KSNT, Mark Feuerborn, August 4, 2020. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  14. ^ Kali Barnett wins Democratic seat for U.S. House District 1, KSNT, Tiffany Littier, August 4, 2020. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  15. ^ "House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization". NBC News. June 17, 2021.
  16. ^ "Final vote results for roll call 172". clerk.house.gov. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  17. ^ Gans, Jared (May 31, 2023). "Republicans and Democrats who bucked party leaders by voting no". The Hill. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  18. ^ "Rep. Mann reappointed to House Agriculture Committee". Representative Tracey Mann. January 17, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  19. ^ "Rep. Mann Selected to Serve on House Agriculture Subcommittees". Representative Tracey Mann. February 21, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  20. ^ "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rep. Mann tapped to chair House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry". Representative Tracey Mann. February 3, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  21. ^ "Rep. Mann Appointed to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure". Representative Tracey Mann. January 17, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  22. ^ "Rep. Mann selected to serve on Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittees". Representative Tracey Mann. February 1, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  23. ^ "Rep. Mann Appointed to House Small Business Committee". Representative Tracey Mann. February 2, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  24. ^ "Reps. Mann, McGovern Relaunch House Hunger Caucus". Representative Tracey Mann. February 9, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  25. ^ "Reps Mann, Panetta Reestablish Congressional FFA Caucus in 118th Congress". Representative Tracey Mann. January 26, 2023. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  26. ^ Kansas Secretary of State. "2010 Primary Official Results" (PDF). Retrieved February 15, 2018.

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