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Jeff Irwin

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Jeff Irwin
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 53
Incumbent
In office
January 1. 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Washtenaw County Commissioner
1999 - 2010
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Irwin is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Irwin served as a Washtenaw County Commissioner from 1999 to 2010.[1]

Biography

Irwin earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2000.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Irwin served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Irwin served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Irwin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Environment

  • Excerpt: "If elected, I will propose energy saving measures that will reduce pollution and save money. I will fight to give citizens the right to know what is in the products we buy; and I will hold polluters accountable, making them clean up their act with a combination of incentives for pollution prevention and penalties for poisoning our air and water."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I believe that this is the main reason why Ann Arbor has weathered our current economic climate better than our neighbors. Ann Arbor is an education community and smart people are a competitive advantage that we would be wise to cultivate."

Economy

  • Excerpt: "Finally, we all make a difference in our local economy every day. Each dollar we spend is like a vote and when we buy locally [1] it’s like voting for Ann Arbor to be more economically vibrant."

Human Rights

  • Excerpt: "I am committed to the continuing struggle for human rights. I am proud to be part of a community that shares these values and I believe that Ann Arbor has an opportunity and an obligation to represent these concerns aggressively in Lansing."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Irwin won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 53. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated John Spisak (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Irwin Incumbent 80.9% 32,576
     Republican John Spisak 19.1% 7,672
Total Votes 40,248
Michigan House of Representatives, District 53 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Irwin Incumbent 88.4% 5,542
Thomas Partridge 11.6% 725
Total Votes 6,267

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Irwin won election to the District 53 seat in 2010. He defeated Ned Staebler in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Chase Ingersoll (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 53 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Irwin (D) 23,440
Chase Ingersoll (R) 5,692

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Irwin is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Irwin raised a total of $93,155 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[6]

Jeff Irwin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 53 Won $29,067
2010 Michigan State House, District 53 Won $64,088
Grand Total Raised $93,155

2012

Irwin won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Irwin raised a total of $29,067.

2010

Irwin won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Irwin raised a total of $64,088.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Jeff Irwin received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

Personal

Irwin and his wife, Kathryn, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rebekah Warren (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 53
2011–present
Succeeded by
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