Jacqui Irwin was a grassroots organizer who created an after-school enrichment program at her local elementary school. She was President of the youth football league and organized parents to update three high school sports facilities. Her start in local government was as a planning commissioner.
While serving on the City Council and as Mayor, Jacqui helped balance her city's budget – ten years in a row, even during the economic crisis, while preserving vital city services. She cut red tape for businesses to help them expand and hire, and made public safety a top priority. As a result, her city added thousands of jobs and was named the safest city in California by the Department of Justice.
In the Assembly, Jacqui's common-sense bi-partisan leadership helped balance the state budget, invest millions back into our universities and colleges, and she fought to protect our children. She worked to conserve water and alleviate the drought in our community, cut red tape to help local small businesses expand, hire, and innovate, and has taken steps to make our government more efficient.
Jacqui serves as the Chair of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, as well as chairing the Select Committee on Cyber Security. She sits on the Agricultural and Higher Education Committees and serves on the Commission on the status of Women and Girls. Locally Jacqui is still involved with the scouts, the Red Cross and is a member emeritus of her Rotary Club.
Jacqui and her husband Jon live in Thousand Oaks. They have 3 grown children with the youngest finishing his senior year in college.
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin has a record of putting our communities first to deliver real local results. Like you, Jacqui works and raises her family in this community.
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.