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Prior to being elected to the 53rd House District, Rep. Irwin served for 10 years on the Washtenaw County Commission. He serves in a heavily Democratic district, having won re-election in November 2014 with 82 percent of the vote. During his first House election in 2010, he defeated Ned Staebler, then an executive at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, by 206 votes in the Democratic primary.
Rep. Irwin also previously worked for the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and for then-State Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith.
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Rep. Irwin has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
Rep. Irwin and his wife, Kathryn, live in Ann Arbor with their daughter, Sylvia. He is the son of former Sen. Mitch Irwin, who is also a former director of the Department of Management and Budget.
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