Jacqui Irwin was first elected in 2014 to represent California’s 44th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village.
As the former Mayor of Thousand Oaks, Irwin understands the importance of working across party lines at the national, state, and local level to help make her community one of the safest places to live and raise a family.
In the Assembly, Irwin has successfully authored numerous pieces of legislation into law and brought vital state funds back to her community. Through her leadership funding was allocated for the creation of the CSU Channel Island School of Engineering, an Early Childhood Education Center at CSUCI, and for innovation centers on UC campuses to transform UC research into products. Her legislation has created and expanded tax-free savings accounts for the disabled, increased the cybersecurity of state agencies. During her seven year tenure as Chair of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee from 2014-2021 she removed barriers for military service members seeking mental health services, reformed the administration of Veterans' homes, and strengthened consumer protections for members of the National Guard and reserved called to active duty.
Irwin has also focused on ensuring safety for California families with laws that protect children from unsafe products, assist law enforcement investigating online crime, and empower parents to safeguard their child’s identity. Irwin also championed the environment with laws that expanded the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, promoted renewable energy resources, while also leading efforts to utilize the local brine line to bring purified water to local farmers.
Assemblymember Irwin currently chairs the Revenue & Taxation Committee, and is a member of the Agriculture Committee, Business & Professions Committee, Higher Education Committee, and the Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee.
Assemblymember Irwin also chairs the Assembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity, and Co-chairs the National Conference of State Legislatures Task Force on Cybersecurity. These roles have allowed her to help lead national and statewide efforts to improve our cybersecurity policies.
Her career in public service began on the Thousand Oaks City Council, where she was first elected in 2004. Irwin served two terms as mayor of Thousand Oaks. On the City Council she was a strong advocate for the preservation of open space and responsible development, while working tirelessly to ensure that families had a safe community.
Prior to her public service, Irwin was an employee of Teledyne Systems. She also worked as an engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.
She has been honored as Assemblymember of the Year by TechNet, the Woman of the Year for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Champion for College Opportunity and Student Success by the Campaign for College Opportunity, and received the California Bear Award for her service to the California National Guard.
Assemblymember Irwin holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from UC San Diego. While earning her degree, Irwin was an All-American swimmer and competed in the national championships all four years. A proud mother of three young adults, Jacqui Irwin and her husband Jon have lived in Thousand Oaks for nearly 20 years.
In addition to her work in the Assembly, Irwin has been appointed by the Assembly Speaker to serve on numerous boards and commissions. She currently serves on the State Public Works Board, the Cradle-to-Career Data System Governing Board. Irwin has previously served as the Assembly Speaker's appointee on the Governor’s Military Council, the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, the Inter-Agency Council on Veterans, and the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.