Fue Lee Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2
July 12, 2018 HENNEPIN COUNTY — Today, Fue Lee, Minnesota Representative in District 59A announced his endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.
“It is with great excitement that I endorse Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. She will advocate for viewpoints that often go unheard on the County level, and I look forward to working with her to strengthen the Northside. Irene’s insight and care will undoubtedly build a more inclusive and progressive Hennepin County.”
When Fernando heard about the endorsement she said, “Fue Lee and I share a common goal; to lift up the disenfranchised and marginalized voices. This is especially true in the politics, where those voices are absent from conversations that directly affect their way of life. I look forward to working with him to find solutions that create change in this regard.”
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.