Larry Fonnest Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2
Today, Golden Valley City Council Member, Larry Fonnest announced his endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.
Fonnest was quoted, “I’m excited to endorse Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. She has spent her whole life inspiring and engaging young people to action. Her community-focused leadership style is refreshing and much needed in the present and future of DFL politics.”
Irene, upon learning of the endorsement stated, “having the support of someone like Larry who understands the importance of engaging unheard and dismissed voices in the process is essential to progress. I look forward to working with him to build systems designed to uplift these voices.”
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 leading around organizational design, culture, and talent. Irene continues to contribute to the community through multiple board and volunteer roles as well.