Listen. Serve. Lead.

Those are the three pillars of the campaign of the governor of Kansas and his running mate.

Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann said that is the central mission statement that he is spreading about Gov. Jeff Colyer’s campaign for the state’s top elected office.

“For the last four months, we have been all over the state,” he said. “We want to listen to each of the individual communities so we can serve them and lead on the tough issues as we see fit.”

Mann said that it is fitting that Colyer is a “surgeon by career and by his leadership style.”

“There are no better hands to put the state in than the steady hands of a trusted surgeon,” Mann said.

Mann said the vision of the campaign is focused on three central issues – economic growth, education and maintaining and increasing the quality of life in Kansas.

Mann visited several locations Monday during a campaign trip to the Lansing and Leavenworth area.

He visited the Lansing Correctional Facility and toured the construction currently under way at the state prison.

After a stop at the Leavenworth Times, he attended the Leavenworth County Republican Women’s luncheon in downtown Leavenworth.

From there, he was to travel to southeastern Kansas and attend the Cowley County Republican Women’s luncheon.

“There are so many great things and great people in Kansas,” he said.