Senator Andy Kerr
Senator Andy Kerr won his race for the Senate District 22 seat in the 2012 election, and took office in the Senate after completing his third full term 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.
During his time at the Capitol, Rep. Kerr has been a tireless advocate for 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 at the JeffCo Century Virtual Academy teaching online social studies to middle and high school students. Before teaching, he worked in the restaurant and catering business. He is a certified snowboard instructor and taught two seasons at Loveland Ski Resort.
He graduated from Green Mountain High School and attended Dunstan Junior High and Foothills Elementary. He earned a 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 and his wife Tammy have been married for 13 years, and they are raising two sons and a daughter.