Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin had served on the Thousand Oaks City Council for ten years with two terms as Mayor before her election to the State Assembly in 2014. As our Assemblymember, she fought to balance the budget and restore funding for education and public safety – without raising taxes. Her experience with state and local issues is extensive and hands-on. Under Jacqui’s leadership, Thousand Oaks was ranked number one in California and number four in the country among safest places to live according to the FBI.
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin cut red tape to help local small businesses expand, hire, and innovate. She has balanced local and state budgets, created a small business loan access program and wrote laws hailed as a “Job Creators” by the California Chamber of Commerce.
Jacqui Irwin is an extremely hard-working and effective advocate for those she represents. She has a long record of bringing Democrats and Republicans together to get things done—regardless of what’s politically popular. Her pragmatic, bipartisan approach has earned her the endorsements of elected officials from both parties, Sheriff Geoff Dean, over twenty law enforcement agencies, firefighters, business leaders, teachers, and working families throughout Ventura County.