Morgan Irwin, son of George and Paddy Irwin, grew up in Enumclaw Washington on his family’s cattle ranch. He graduated from Enumclaw High School in 2001 then served as the Washington State FFA President, traveling the state and county as an advocate for Agriculture and Career Technical Education at the high school level.
After Serving as Washington State FFA President he attended Washington State University studying Ag Business and Economics. Morgan then took a job with Northwest Farm Credit Services working in Colfax and Spokane writing loans to farmers and large agribusiness firms. A few years later Morgan and his wife Melissa moved back home to Western Washington where he continued to work in Finance and Melissa continued to work as an Emergency Room nurse.
Morgan then stepped back from corporate life to serve his community as a police officer with the Seattle Police Department. He continues to work as a police officer and serves on the Enumclaw City Council being appointed in 2014 and elected in 2015.
Morgan’s entire police career has been spent patrolling some of South Seattle’s toughest neighborhoods. His street level perspective lead to his involvement in Seattle’s Real Time Crime Center’s Violent Crime Task Force.
While serving on Enumclaw’s City Council Morgan has worked closely with other council members of varying political backgrounds to balance the City budget without reserve spending and helped to secure the future of the King County Fair. Morgan has also voted to protect Enumclaw’s vital infrastructure, strengthen the police department by adding officers and been a strong supporter of Fire District 28.
Morgan and Melissa now have three beautiful little girls the oldest of which starts Kindergarten in the fall. Morgan can still be found helping out on his family’s ranch helping fix fences, care for calves and put hay in the barn. Morgan is an avid outdoorsmen having grown up hunting and fishing and camping in the central cascades, a lifestyle he hopes to impart on his little girls as they grow.