Mann talks politics at Kettle meet and greet
Tracey Mann of Salina, stopped at Kettle in Beloit on Tuesday morning for a meet and greet opportunity to discuss his campaign ideas as he makes a run for the Republican candidate race for the Big First Congressional District seat in November. He will face Bill Clifford in the primary election.
Mann listed an emphasis on conservative values as his number one priority. He pointed to the fact he was born and raised on a family farm near Quinter.
“My life has deep roots in the agricultural community,” said Mann. "I want to be a voice for agriculture in Washington. If elected, I hope to serve on the House Agriculture committee."
Mann, a commercial real estate broker in Salina, had an unsuccessful run for the First Congressional District seat in 2010, finishing in third place. One notable activity of his campaigning was to be a strong supporter of those claiming President Obama was not a citizen of the United States. Though Mann expressed support for birtherism, he says he has since renounced those beliefs.
Gov. Sam Brownback resigned the office as governor of Kansas in January of 2018 to take a job with the Trump administration in Washington, D.C.
Lieutenant Gov. Jeff Colyer then took office the same day. Two weeks later Mann was appointed as Lieutenant Governor. Colyer lost the 2018 Republican primary to Kris Kobach. Colyer and Mann both left office when Laura Kelly was elected governor.
Mann listed the points of his candidacy:
– Strong and loyal supporter of President Trump and his programs.
– Strong supporter of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms (a member and supporter of the NRA).
– Strong supporter of the Right to Life.
– Strong supporter of strengthening the way of life in rural communities.