Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin is the new chair of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced February 22.
“I look forward to conducting oversight and crafting legislation that will keep California competitive while lifting up the most vulnerable,” Irwin said in a written statement.
Irwin, a Democrat whose district includes Oxnard and Thousand Oaks, was first elected in 2014 after serving as the mayor of Thousand Oaks. She has chaired the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee and the Assembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity, and served on the Agriculture Committee, Business and Professions Committee, Higher Education Committee, and Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee.
Prior to entering public service by being elected to the Thousand Oaks City Council in 2004, Irwin was an employee of Teledyne Systems and also worked as an engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. She holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the University of California at San Diego.
“While earning her degree, Irwin was an All-American swimmer and competed in the national championships all four years,” her website notes.