Gail Dorfman Endorses Irene Fernando for  Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2

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FEBRUARY 2, 2018

Lauren Buckley

FEBRUARY 2, 2018 HENNEPIN COUNTY — Today, former Hennepin County Commissioner, Gail Dorfman has announced her endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.

Dorfman stated, “I’m proud to support Irene Fernando’s campaign for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. As a former Commissioner, I understand the essential responsibility and urgent need to find affordable housing, assist our homeless and highly-mobile populations, and ensure public transit solutions.” She went on to say “Irene’s experience as a leader in the community, in business, and in academia prepare her well for Hennepin County government.”

Irene said, “to receive the endorsement from someone who has previously held a Commissioner position, is a great vote of confidence and I am truly honored to have Gail Dorfman’s support. Gail’s continued efforts to end chronic homelessness in the County are much needed and I look forward to working with her on this essential issue.”

Irene Fernando, a Harrison neighborhood resident and University of Minnesota graduate, is a candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. The co-founder of a youth leadership non-profit headquartered in Minneapolis, Irene is also a Bush Foundation Fellow and has taught social entrepreneurship at St. Mary’s University. Currently, she works within a newer division at Thrivent Financial leading around organizational design, culture and talent. Irene continues to contribute to the community through multiple board and volunteer roles as well.


Akhilesh Menawat