Lt. Governor Mann Visits Ft. Scott Munitions

Fort Scott Munitions President Robbie Forester, left, along with City of Fort Scott Community Development Director Rhonda Dunn greet Lt. Governor Tracey Mann Thursday morning in front of the business.. In the background from left is Office of the Governor’s Communication and Policy Specialist Daniel Seitz, and Kansas Director of Legislative Affairs Tim Shallenger. Behind Mann is David Soffer, special assistant to the Governor.

Lt. Governor Tracey Mann began his day in Fort Scott Thursday morning.

The newly appointed Kansas Lt. Governor went on a statewide tour, including two stops in Southeast Kansas.

Mann met with employees of Fort Scott Munitions, 523 E. Wall, for a tour of the business.

Fort Scott Munitions President Robbie Forester told FortScott.Biz the governor’s office requested the meeting with the business.

Fort Scott city officials Dave Martin,  Rhonda Dunn, and Rachel Pruitt came to greet the lt. governor’s entourage.

To the employees of the business and the city officials, Mann said the focus of the newly formed team of Governor Jeff Colyer is “reform, jobs, and education.”

Communication and Policy Specialist Daniel Seitz said the tour is to visit small businesses and some community colleges to talk about Governor Colyer’s vision for Kansas’ future.

Following a short tour of the business, the entourage headed south to Columbus to view Crossland Construction Co.

Fort Scott City Manager Dave Martin, right, walks with Lt. Governor Tracey Mann into Fort Scott Munitions Thursday morning.
Lt. Governor Tracey Mann listens to Ryan Kraft during a tour of Fort Scott Munitions Thursday morning. Kraft created the business.

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About Mann

Mann was selected Feb. 13 to be Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer’s Lt. Governor.

Tracey Mann is the managing director and principal of Newmark Grubb Zimmer, a commercial real estate company headquartered in Kansas City. Prior to this, Mann served as senior program director for the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values, according to a press release.

Mann has previously served on the board of directors for the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a board member of the City Teen Center, a non-profit educational facility serving children in Salina.

Tracey Mann is a fifth-generation Kansan from Quinter, Kansas.  He regularly returns to work on the family farm.

He earned a degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University in 2000, where he also served as Student Body President. In 1997, Tracey served as Jerry Moran’s first intern in Washington, DC.

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

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