Tracey Mann KS-01

Tracey Mann

Summary

Current Position: US Representative of KS 1st District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position: Lt. Governor from 2018 – 2019
District:   all or part of 64 counties spanning more than half of the state. Located within the district are Manhattan, Salina, Dodge City, Garden City, Hays, McPherson, Hutchinson, and Lawrence.
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Mann attended Quinter High School, where he was a part of seven state championship teams, including football, track, quiz bowl, and parliamentary procedure. 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.

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Meet the Lawmaker: Rep. Tracey Mann, R-Kan.

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About

Source: Government page

Tracey Mann 1Tracey Mann was elected to the 117th Congress of the U.S. House of Representatives and serves the “Big First” District of Kansas. Congressman Mann is a tireless advocate for Kansas agriculture and conservative Kansas values.

Congressman Mann is a fifth generation Kansan, who was born and raised on his family farm just south of Quinter. He is also the fifth generation to live in the family farmhouse that his great-great-grandfather ordered from Montgomery Ward catalogue in the early 1900’s. Growing up in production agriculture Congressman Mann learned the value of hard work at a young age as he spent thousands of hours in the fields and on the family feed yard. Some of his fondest memories of those days were working cattle with his with his grandfather, father, and brother on Saturday afternoons while listening to K-State football on the radio.

Congressman Mann proudly serves on the House Agriculture and House Veterans Affairs Committees.

Prior to representing the First District, Congressman Mann served Kansas as the 50th Lt. Governor of Kansas. Congressman Mann has worked in commercial real estate and served and on the loan committee for First National Bank Syracuse. Mr. Mann’s civic engagement includes serving on several boards for Kansas organizations including Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL), Kansas Chamber of Commerce, The City Teen Center in Salina, and Legacy Financial. Congressman Mann is a graduate of Kansas State University.

Tracey and his wife Audrey live in Salina, Kansas with their 4 children.

Personal

Full Name: Tracey Mann

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Audrey; 4 Children: Quincy, Austin, Whitney, and Elise

Birth Date: 12/17/1976

Birth Place: Quinter, KS

Home City: Salina, KS

Religion: Pietist

Source: Vote Smart

Education

Bachelor’s, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1995-2000

Political

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Kansas, District 1, 2021-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Kansas, District 1, 2022

Appointed by Governor Jeff Colyer, Lieutenant Governor, State of Kansas, 2018-2019

Candidate, Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 2018

Professional Experience

Vice President/Director of Industrial Sales and Leasing, Zimmer Real Estate Services, present

Former Employee, National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values

President, 3 Strands Neighborhoods, 2019-Present

Vice President, Director of Industrial Sales and Leasing, Newark Grubb Zimmer, 2002-Present

Offices

Washington DC Office
522 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515

Phone: (202) 225-2715
Manhattan Office
121 South 4th Street, Suite 205
Manhattan, KS  66502

Phone: (785) 370-7277
Dodge City Office
100 Military Avenue
Suite 203
Dodge City, KS  67801

Contact

Email: Government

Web Links

Politics

Source: none

Finances

Source: Open Secrets

Committees

Committee on Agriculture

  • Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
  • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Committee on Veterans Affairs

  • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Caucuses 

  • 4-H Caucus
  • Agriculture Research Caucus
  • Air Force Caucus
  • Biofuels Caucus
  • Career and Technical Education Caucus
  • Crop Insurance Caucus
  • Fertilizer Caucus
  • Hunger Caucus
  • Israel Allies Caucus
  • Oil and Gas Caucus
  • Prayer Caucus
  • Rural Caucus
  • Second Amendment Caucus
  • Service Organization Caucus
  • Values Action Team
  • Western Caucus
  • Army Caucus
  • Beef Caucus
  • Bipartisan Congressional Transparency Caucus

New Legislation

Learn more about legislation sponsored and co-sponsored by Representative Mann.

Issues

Source: Government page

More Information

Services

Source: Government page

District

Source: Wikipedia

Kansas’s 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. Commonly known as “The Big First”, the district encompasses all or part of 64 counties spanning more than half of the state, making it the seventh-largest district in the nation that does not cover an entire state.

Located within the district are Manhattan, Salina, Dodge City, Garden City, Hays, McPherson, Hutchinson, and Lawrence. From 2011 to 2017, the district was represented by Republican Tim Huelskamp, who was originally elected in 2010 to succeed fellow Republican Jerry Moran, who in turn ran successfully for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Sam Brownback. Huelskamp was re-elected twice in 2012 and 2014 but lost the 2016 Republican primary for a fourth term to obstetrician Roger Marshall.[4]

Marshall won re-election in 2018, then he was elected to the United States Senate in 2020. He was replaced in the House by former Lieutenant Governor Tracey Mann of Salina. Mann will become the first representative for the district to reside east of US Highway 281 since the district assumed its current configuration in the 88th Congress.

With a Cook Partisan Voting Index rating of R+18, it is the most Republican district in Kansas.[3] Republicans dominate every level of government, often winning by over 65 percent of the vote on the occasion that they face any opposition at all. Since its creation in 1875, it has elected a Democrat once. In general, Riley County and Douglas County are the only counties in the district where Democrats are competitive, due to the sizable presence of the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. It covers two time zones (it includes all of Kansas’s share of the Mountain Time Zone) and parts of three television markets (Topeka and Wichita, as well as Lincoln, Nebraska). Due to its size, its congressman usually becomes a statewide political figure. Proving this, since it assumed its present configuration in 1963, four of the district’s former congressmen were later elected to the U.S. Senate: Bob Dole, Pat Roberts, Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall.

The district typically gives its congressmen very long tenures in Washington. From 1963 until 2011, it was held by just four members: Bob Dole, Keith Sebelius, Roberts and Moran.

Wikipedia

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

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

Elections

2018 primary for governor

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

Tenure

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

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

Elections

2010

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]

2020

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.

Tenure

Iraq

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

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

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

Electoral history

Kansas’s 1st congressional district Republican primary, 2010[26]
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanTim Huelskamp34,81934.8%
RepublicanJim Barnett25,04725%
RepublicanTracey Mann21,16121.1%

Personal life

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]

References

  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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Political offices
Preceded by

Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
2018–2019
Succeeded by

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas’s 1st congressional district

2021–present
Incumbent
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Preceded by

United States representatives by seniority
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