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Irwin, Jeff (D)

State Senator District 18
Office: 5300 Binsfeld Building
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-2406
Home Address: 2542 Bellwood Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48104
Seat Number: 9
Standing Committees: Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, Judiciary and Public Safety, Oversight, Appropriations
Subcommittees: Universities and Community Colleges(VC), Community Health/Human Services, General Government
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


Sen. Irwin won the 18th Senate district in 2018 after he defeated Republican Martin CHURCH by securing 76.6 percent of the vote.  Irwin won the 2018 primary, a four way race, with 35.6 percent of the vote. 

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Irwin represented the 53rd House District from 2010 to 2016. 

Irwin served for 10 years on the Washtenaw County Commission.


Sen. Irwin also worked for the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and for then-State Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith.


Irwin has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.


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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Cell Phone: 810-423-8457

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