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|47th Governor of Kansas|
January 31, 2018 – January 14, 2019
|Preceded by||Sam Brownback|
|Succeeded by||Laura Kelly|
|49th Lieutenant Governor of Kansas|
January 10, 2011 – January 31, 2018
|Preceded by||Troy Findley|
|Succeeded by||Tracey Mann|
|Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 37th district
January 12, 2009 – January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Dennis M. Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Raymond Merrick|
|Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 48th district
January 8, 2007 – January 12, 2009
|Preceded by||Eric Carter|
|Succeeded by||Marvin Kleeb|
Jeffrey William Colyer
June 3, 1960
Hays, Kansas, U.S.
|Education||Georgetown University (BS)
Clare Hall, Cambridge (MA)
University of Kansas, Kansas City (MD)
Jeffrey William Colyer (born June 3, 1960) is an American surgeon and politician. On January 31, 2018, he became the 47th Governor of Kansas. Before, he was the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Kansas serving under Governor Sam Brownback. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Kansas Senate (2009–2011) and of the Kansas House of Representatives (2007–2009).
On January 24, 2018, Vice President Mike Pence broke a 49-49 tie vote to make Governor Brownback the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Governor Brownback resigned on January 25, 2018 to serve as the ambassador, thus making Colyer the designate governor.
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