Ann Marie Buerkle

Born:May 8, 1951 (age 72)
Career:U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2017-2019
U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-2013
Assistant New York state attorney general, 1997-2010
Syracuse City Council, 1994
Education: St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing
B.S., Le Moyne College
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law

Ann Marie Buerkle represented New York State's 25th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 2011-2013.

Buerkle was born Ann Marie Colella on May 8, 1951, in Auburn, New York. In 1972 she graduated from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, certified as a registered nurse, and worked at New York's City Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. In 1977, she completed her Bachelor of Science at Le Moyne College. In 1991, she returned to school and received her Juris Doctorate at Syracuse University College of Law in 1994.

In 1987 and 1989 she Buerkle unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the Onondaga County legislature. In 1988 she won the Onondaga County County Conservative Party's nomination for congress but dropped out of the race. in 1994 Buerkle was appointed to a vacant seat on the Syracuse city council but lost the seat in the elections later that year. In 1997, Buerkle was appointed by Attorney General Dennis Vacco to be the assistant New York state attorney general, a position she held for thirteen years. In this position, Buerkle represented New York State on behalf of the Upstate Medical University. During her time in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 - 2013, Buerkle served on the Oversight and Government Reform; Foreign Affairs; and Veterans' Affairs committees. In 2013 Buerkle was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. She served as the acting head of the commission from 2017 to 2019. She left the commission in 2019.

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