Andrew Kerr

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Andrew Kerr
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Colorado State Senate District 22
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives District 26
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 State Senate, representing District 22 since 2013.

Kerr was a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing the 26th District from his appointment in March 2006 to 2013. He served 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


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kerr served on the following committees:

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Vice Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kerr served on 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]

Colorado State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Kerr 52.6% 38,845
     Republican Ken Summers 47.4% 35,008
Total Votes 73,853


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

Comprehensive donor information for Kerr is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Kerr raised a total of $451,524 during that time period. This information was last updated on 5/22/2013.[6]

Andrew Kerr's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State Senate, District 22 Won $203,356
2010 Colorado State House, District 26 Won $85,786
2008 Colorado State House, District 26 Won $66,899
2006 Colorado State House, District 26 Won $95,483
Grand Total Raised $451,524


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Kerr raised $85,786 in contributions. [7]

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:[8]

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Neville (R)
Colorado State Senate 22
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Colorado House District 26
March 2006–2013
Succeeded by
Diane Mitsch Bush (D)