Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – On the day that the State Assembly adjourned in the memory of the 12 Borderline shooting victims, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 17 to name a portion of U.S. Highway 101 to honor Ventura County Sergeant Ron Helus. Sgt. Helus was killed in the line of duty while responding to the active shooter threatening the lives of more than 200 college students and residents on November 7th, 2018 in Thousand Oaks.

Monday, January 28, 2019

As written by Travis Schlepp for KEYT.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A portion of U.S. Highway 101 may soon bear the name of Ventura County Sergeant Ron Helus who was killed in the November shooting at a Thousand Oaks country-western bar. 

Helus and 11 other victims were slain on November 7 inside the Borderline Bar and Grill, a popular destination for college students in the area.


Monday, January 28, 2019

Written by Gretchen Wenner in the Ventura County Star.

A state legislator from Thousand Oaks has introduced a resolution to name a stretch of Highway 101 that runs through the city in honor of Sgt. Ron Helus, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office lawman killed in the line of duty during the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill last fall.

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin introduced the resolution Monday, the same day the Assembly adjourned in honor of the 12 Borderline victims, her office announced.


Monday, January 28, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, has been re-appointed as the head of the California Assembly Veterans Committee for a third term.

Irwin has served as the chair since first getting elected in 2014. 

"I'm incredibly honored to continue my service to California's veterans," Irwin said in a statement. "Over the past four years we've worked on a number of initiatives to improve the lives of our veterans.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) has been re-appointed as Chair of the California Assembly Veterans Committee for a third term. Assemblymember Irwin has served as the Chair since first getting elected to the Assembly in 2014. With thousands of veterans in Ventura County, Assemblymember Irwin plays a critical role in helping those veterans receive key resources they need.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Assemblymember Christy Smith, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, Assemblymember Richard Bloom and Senator Henry Stern today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s comments regarding FEMA emergency aid:

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and former California State Treasurer John Chiang announced the roll out of CalABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Accounts. These special accounts, which were created by Assemblymember Irwin’s 2015 bill AB 449, are designed to help those with disability related expenses save for future expenses without losing access to critical benefits.

Monday, December 3, 2018

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SACRAMENTO – Today when the California State Assembly opened its 2019-2020 legislative session Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin introduced Assembly Bill 12 in response to the Borderline Shooting. Speaker Anthony Rendon referenced the Thousand Oaks shooting in his opening remarks to the body, empowering members to work to solve the pressing issues of their communities.

The bill is the first bill introduction for Assemblymember Irwin since being re-elected last month to her third term, and follows a month of mourning, remembrance, and contemplation since the shooting on November 7th. “This tragedy demands action, and I am working with our dedicated law enforcement and mental health professionals to identify changes to state law that will protect our community and all Californians from gun violence,” said Assemblymember Irwin.