Gov. Jeff Colyer and Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann made a stop at the Butler County Fair Wednesday afternoon.

A stop on a 105 county tour, the visit in El Dorado was brief but Colyer was able to connect with several people.

“We’re doing it in about two weeks,” Gov. Cloyer said about the tour sponsored by Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kansas Livestock Association. “We’re about two-thirds of the way done and we’re going to finish it up later this week.”

Colyer is one of two of the front runners in the Republican Primary for Governor with Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

“We feel very good,” Gov. Colyer said. “Polling shows us with a slight lead. Still a large undecided so it’s going to be a tight race. It’s really a two person race.”

Colyer stepped into the Governor’s seat after former Gov. Sam Brownback resigned the position to take a U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom for Pres. Donald Trump.

One of Colyer’s focus points as Governor has been to bring funding levels up for technical education.

“We’ve put about $20 million more in this year’s budget to help with that so we can fund technical education,” Colyer said. “Whether is Butler County or high schools. We see that as an opportunity for the student to grow. Our focus is on getting it done.”

Colyer said he enjoys visiting El Dorado and sees room for growth in the area.

“This is a great community,” Gov. Colyer said. “There have been a lot of things happening here. We have some great manufacturing opportunities. We’re working very closely to expand those in the state and particularly around here.

“It’s about good jobs,” Colyer said. “It’s about making sure that we take care of our basics. I think that we can compete with anyone.”

Since Colyer has taken over the Governor’s seat Kansas is seeing financial improvement as well.

“Standard and Poors raise our credit outlook for the first time in years,” Colyer said. “For me, I’m a surgeon in my former life, but it really is about getting things done and we’re starting to do that now and I hope people see it.”