Senator Andy Kerr won his race for the Senate District 22 seat in the 2012 election, and took office in the Senate after completing three terms serving House District 26 in the House of Representatives. In the House, he served in leadership roles as Assistant Majority Leader and Caucus Whip, and as a member of the House Appropriations, Education, Business, Finance, Health, and Judiciary committees. Today, he is the chair of the Senate Education Committee and Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee.
During his time at the Capitol, Sen. Kerr has been a tireless advocate for education as well as building high-performance schools and creating renewable energy opportunities in schools, at home, and for business. Other significant cost-saving legislation he has passed includes national model public pension reform, state technology consolidation, and low-cost school efficiency loans.
Senator Kerr has worked for Jefferson County Public Schools for 15 years, eight of which were spent at Dunstan Middle School teaching seventh-grade geography. He is currently teaching online social studies courses to middle and high school students at the JeffCo's 21st Century Virtual Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from CU-Boulder along with his teaching certificate. He has a master’s degree in information and learning technologies from CU-Denver. He also has a K-12 principal’s license.
Senator Kerr is a longtime resident of Lakewood. In the past, he spent three years living overseas – two years in Indonesia and one in Sudan. He is well-traveled and has visited 20 foreign countries. He is a certified snowboard instructor and taught two seasons at Loveland Ski Resort. He and his wife Tammy have been married for 13 years, and they are raising two sons and a daughter.