Andrew Kerr

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Andrew Kerr
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Colorado House of Representatives District 26
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 2006
Current term ends
January 12, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher
Website House 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]

Issue positions

Kerr did not provide answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Kerr's sponsored legislation includes:

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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.

Issues

Tourism

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."[3]

Elections

2010

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

2008

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

2008

Below are Kerr's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

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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