Women Winning Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2
July 10, 2018 HENNEPIN COUNTY — Today, Women Winning announced their endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.
Jillia Pessenda, the Political Director at Women Winning gave the following statement, “at Women Winning, we know that electing women isn’t just good for women, it’s good for everyone. Irene Fernando is a leader who builds people up and works to ensure that the community is at the center of conversations and decisions, and we are proud to endorse her for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. Her experience building coalitions and consensus will be a valuable asset on the County Board.”
After receiving the endorsement, Fernando commented, “receiving the Women Winning endorsement is an incredible honor. This organization created pathways for women in politics when there were none, so I look forward to partnering with them to make sure all women see themselves represented in government."
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 at Thrivent leading around organizational design, culture, and talent. Irene continues to contribute to the community through multiple board and volunteer roles as well.