Andy's Story

Andy Kerr is a father, husband, teacher, longtime policy leader, dog lover, and much, much more. He's running for commissioner to make sure Jefferson County remains one of Colorado's best places to live, work, play, and raise a family. 

Andy’s family moved to Lakewood when he was 8 years old. He attended Foothills Elementary School, Dunstan Middle School, and Green Mountain High School. He continued on to earn a bachelor’s degree in geography, a master’s degree in Information and Learning Technologies, and his principal’s license ― all from the University of Colorado.


Like so many in Colorado, Andy did a little bit of everything as he began his career. He worked as a snowboard instructor, waiter, bartender, and substitute teacher before getting a permanent job as a social studies teacher at Dunstan Middle School, where he taught for seven years. He then designed curriculum and trained teachers for Jeffco Public Schools, and now teaches kids across the county through the district’s 21st Century Online Learning Academy.

Andy joined the Colorado General Assembly in 2006 as a member of the House of Representatives, where he eventually rose to the position of Assistant Majority Leader. He was then elected to the State Senate, representing Senate District 22 until 2018. He has been an effective champion for education, renewable energy, and the needs of working families in Jefferson County and across Colorado.


Andy met his wife, Tammy, while he was waiting tables and teaching students. Together, they have three children. The entire family enjoys hopping from school to lacrosse practice to swim meets and, when they’re able, skiing and hiking in Colorado’s mountains.