Raymond Dehn Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 17, 2018
MAY 17, 2018 HENNEPIN COUNTY — Today, Raymond Dehn, State Representative, 59B announced his endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.
“I’m excited to endorse Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2," Dehn stated. "Through her organizing approach, rooted in empathy and access, Irene is building a powerful coalition to govern with. She is bringing new voices and energy into our party—we need leaders like Irene for a truly equitable future.”
Fernando, upon hearing the news said, “the continued support I receive from elected officials is extremely encouraging. Raymond Dehn is a dedicated public servant who leads with authenticity, and is someone I look forward to partnering with to find new, people-centered solutions for Hennepin County.”
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.