Andy Berke

Andy Berke DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Andy BerkeDEMDemocrat American politician
55
Years of Age
13
Years of Experience
TNResidence (state)

Andrew Lawrence Berke (born March 31, 1968) is an American attorney and politician from Tennessee. He served as the mayor of Chattanooga from 2013 to 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Hamilton and Marion counties in the 10th district as a state senator from 2007 to 2012. On March 5, 2013, he became Chattanooga's mayor-elect, winning more than 72% of the vote, and he was inaugurated on April 15, 2013. Berke was re-elected on March 7, 2017, and served until April 19, 2021, when he was succeeded by Tim Kelly. On October 6, 2022, President Joe Biden appointed Berke to serve as administrator of the Rural Utilities Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Chicago Law School
Stanford University
Baylor School
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Mayor
City of Chattanooga
2013 - 2021
Senator
Tennessee State Senate
2007 - 2012
Attorney
Berke, Berke, and Berke Law Firm
Former Adjunct Professor
Kansas University Law School
Former Legislative Assistant
United States Congressman Bart Gordon
Law Clerk to Judge Deanell Tacha
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Other Experience1 - 15 of 15
Board Member
Siskin Children's Institute
Board Member
WTCI Public Television
Former Member
Superintendent's parent Advisory Council of Hamilton County
Former Member
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors
Member
Inn of Court
Member
Supreme Court Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Member
American Trial Lawyers Association
Parent Teacher Association
Normal Park Elementary
Volunteer
Children's Advocacy Center
Volunteer
Allied Arts
Volunteer
Children's Advocacy Center
Member
Chattanooga Superintendent's Parents Advisory Council
Member
Chattanooga Parent Teacher Association
Former Minority Caucus Secretary
Tennessee State Senate
Former Minority Caucus Vice Chair
Tennessee State Senate