AFSCME Council 5 Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2
August 1, 2018 HENNEPIN COUNTY — Today, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced their endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.
AFSCME Council 5 is proud to endorse Irene Fernando as our candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. As an advocate for fairness in government, Irene sharesAFSCME’s values. She fights for equal opportunity and shares our belief that all working families deserve to be respected and represented fully by their government officials. Irene’s emphasis on public health and human services shows her commitment to county residents. Her emphasis on diversity makes her a voice for all.
Irene responded to the AFSCME’s endorsement with the following statement, “I am incredibly honored to have earned the support of the AFSCME. For years they have championed the rights of workers and their families, and I am ready and excited to further this effort at the county level.”
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.