Chris Mann has dedicated his life to serving and protecting Kansas communities – first as a police officer and then as a prosecutor. He is running for attorney general to focus on law enforcement, not politics. Chris will defend the Constitution, protect the rule of law and ensure Kansas families are safe.
Chris knew from an early age he wanted to serve his community. In college, he decided that meant a career in law enforcement, like his father. And by 21 years old, he realized this dream, became a police officer his junior year in college and then graduated from the University of Kansas soon after.
As an officer, Chris saw the tragedy of drunk driving firsthand while responding to accidents and arresting DUI offenders. And, it forever changed his life when he was struck by a drunk driver during a routine traffic stop. As a result of his injuries, the crash ended his career in uniform.
After enduring years of intense physical therapy and battling the emotional toll of his injuries, Chris realized he could continue to fight crime as an attorney in the courtroom. His courage and determination took him to law school on a full ride Koch Public Service Scholarship at Washburn University Law School.
Chris went on to become a prosecutor in the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office. He prosecuted a broad range of cases from DUI to murder. During this time, Chris began volunteering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and served as the Kansas Advisory Board Chair in 2011.
Chris played a key role in the advocacy and passage of significant drunk driving legislation in Kansas, which included requiring ignition interlocks for all DUI offenders. He was then appointed to the MADD National Board of Directors in 2014 and served as the Board Chair until 2020. Chris was a leader on DUI issues outside of Kansas giving presentations to law enforcement, industry professionals, the National Football League and crime victims across the United States.
In 2014, Chris became a prosecutor for the Kansas Securities Commission where he helped protect consumers and seniors by holding white collar criminals accountable.
During the Catholic Year of Mercy, Chris was determined to answer the call of his faith and provide legal assistance to under-served Kansans. In 2016, with the support and encouragement of his wife, Ashley, he opened Mann Law Firm, P.A., and began providing legal representation for clients who could not afford an attorney of their own.
In 2019, Chris expanded his law practice and returned his focus primarily to representing victims of drunk driving and their families in lawsuits against drunk drivers. With experience in a wide range of legal areas, as well as a deep understanding of law enforcement, Chris brings a unique perspective to serving his clients.
Chris is married to Ashley Mann, a Cardiothoracic surgeon in Topeka. They live in Lawrence with their two kids, Skylar (7) and William (3).