Jeff Irwin (politician)

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Jeff Irwin
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 53rd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Rebekah Warren
Personal details
Born 1977
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kathryn
Children Two
Residence Ann Arbor, Michigan
Website Rep. Jeff Irwin

Jeff Irwin is a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 53rd district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.


Irwin was a commissioner in Washtenaw County, Michigan for a decade, before winning election to the Michigan House in 2011.[1] Irwin served as chairman of the campaign committee of the Michigan House Democrats in 2012. Irwin sees education at the top priority in his caucus. Irwin also supports no-reason absentee voting and early voting.[2]

In 2013, Irwin introduced a bill that would fully decriminalize marijuana,[3] and sponsored legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Michigan, recognize same-sex marriages that were licensed in other states, and reverse the state's ban on extending health benefits to domestic partners of public employees.[4]


  1. ^ "House Calls: Michigan State Representative Jeff Irwin Talks About Tenure Reform". A2Politico. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  2. ^ Stanton, Ryan J. (November 16, 2012). "Q&A: Jeff Irwin offers his take on Washtenaw County's prospects with 4 Democrats in the Michigan House". Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  3. ^ Stanton, Ryan J. (February 8, 2013). "Ann Arbor legislator working on effort to decriminalize marijuana in Michigan". Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  4. ^ Stanton, Ryan J. (June 24, 2013). "Irwin and Zemke sponsoring legislation to allow same-sex marriage in Michigan". Retrieved 2013-06-25.