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Andrew Kerr
Kerr Andrew.jpg
Colorado House of Representatives District 26
In office
March 2006-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 9
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $99/day outside
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedMarch 2006
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado
Master'sUniversity of Colorado
Date of birthOctober 21, 1968
Office website
Campaign website
Andrew Kerr is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 26th District since his appointment in March 2006. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Kerr is a teacher and curriculum Specialist at Jefferson County Public Schools.

He is on the Colorado Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education Board, Green Mountain Civic Association Board, and President of the Dunstan Foundation.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kerr has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kerr served on these committees:



Kerr co-sponsored the Colorado Regional Tourism Act with Rep. Keith Swerdfeger in 2011.

The bill increases the number of potential regional tourism projects that the Economic Development Commission may approve in the few years following the bill, if it were to pass. The projects would include tourism spots like anything from museums to resort hotels, from amusement parks to a major sports arena.

The initial authorization of regional projects, and corresponding taxing districts, was born out of Senate Bill 09-173, which former Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law.

“State tourism is not only a great way to infuse Colorado’s economy with more revenue, but it also creates more jobs,” said Swerdfeger. “By allowing more regional tourism project applications to be approved, our state creates more ways to bring tourists to Colorado.”

Kerr said looking at ways to expand tourism is particularly wise in its potential for a cross-pollination of revenue sources.

“Regional tourism provides huge potential for economic growth here in Colorado,” said Kerr. “Smart, targeted legislation like this will help bring more visitors to Colorado and expand our tourism sector, and it has the potential to create jobs across the state."[2]

Kerr's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1107 - HOA Limits On Energy Efficiency Measures
  • HB 09-1199 - Healthy Forests Vibrant Communities Act
  • HB 09-1299 - National Popular Vote Agreement

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Redistricting has drawn Kerr into the same senate and house legislative district as two other incumbents of the state house, Max Tyler and Kenneth Summers. As a result, both Kerr and Summers have chosen to run in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 22. Kerr faced no primary challenge and defeated Summers in the general election.[3]


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kerr ran for re-election to the 26th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Kerry defeated Mark A. Barrington (R) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 26 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Kerr (D) 13,624
Mark A. Barrington (R) 10,435


On November 4, 2008, Kerr won re-election to the 26th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Ray Warren (R).[4]

Kerr raised $66,899 for his campaign, while Warren raised $7,508.[5]

Colorado State House, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Kerr (D) 18,850
Ray Warren (R) 12,226

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kerr raised $85,786 in contributions. [6]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $4,250
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters $4,000
Jefferson County Education Association $3,725
Colorado Education Association $2,125
Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte $2,125


Below are Kerr's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Jefferson County Education Association $4,450
CO Association of Realtors $4,250
CO Education Association $4,250
Food & Commercial Workers Local 7 $4,250
CO Professional Fire Fighters $4,000

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