Ann Marie Buerkle
Commissioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle is a Commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). She was appointed to the agency by President Barack Obama in May of 2013 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2013 for a term that expires October 2018.
Prior to joining the CPSC, Buerkle served the people of Upstate New York’s 25th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time in Congress, Buerkle served on the Oversight & Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. She served as Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health. While in Congress, Buerkle was also appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a United States Representative to the 66th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Ann Marie worked in a private law firm, and in 1997 was appointed, by then Attorney General Dennis Vacco, as an Assistant New York State Attorney General representing the State of New York on behalf of Upstate Medical University; a role she held for 13 years.