It was during this time that Tracey met his future wife, Audrey Haynes, who was then attending Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. After college, he spent two years working in Washington, D.C. for the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values; assisting members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate to envision, plan, and establish leadership conferences and programs throughout the United States for college student leaders. He was responsible for teaching leadership principles to students at national, regional, and state events throughout the country.
Although they enjoyed their time in D.C., Tracey and Audrey were married and were eager to move back home to Kansas. Realizing that the family farm at the time could not support both he and his brother, Tracey started a career in commercial real estate. Since the start of that career he has served on the Board of Directors of many Kansas groups including: Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and The City Teen Center in Salina. He also serves on the advisory board for Legacy Financial and the loan committee for First National Bank with locations in Garden City, Johnson, and Syracuse. Now, he is excited to serve the great state of Kansas as Lt. Governor.
As a businessman and commercial real estate agent he assists companies looking to expand and grow; and he believes those experiences and insights will be invaluable as he and Governor Colyer continue to focus on growing the state and working together to create jobs. As Lt. Governor, he is ready to work tirelessly to make Kansas a place that his children want to stay and continue their lives when they grow up.