Linda Higgins: Irene is Smart, Pragmatic, and Will Drive Results


As the Hennepin County Commissioner representing District 2, I am excited to support Irene Fernando to be my successor on the county board. Irene’s life experiences have prepared her to be a strong county commissioner. She has held influential roles in organizations of all sizes, which equips her to advance the important work of Hennepin County.

I’ve been active in politics and governing for many years. It’s been fun to see the new generation of campaigners who are drawn to Irene’s candidacy. They all have a passion for an inclusive and welcoming county, they advocate for equity and equal opportunity, and they insist on making a fair and just society. Irene shares their values and matches their enthusiasm as they campaign throughout Saint Anthony Village, Northeast and North Minneapolis, North Loop and Bryn Mawr Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Medicine Lake and Plymouth.

Irene is smart and pragmatic and will drive results. She will bring energy, perspective, and expertise to the board. I hope you will join me in voting for Irene Fernando on Tuesday, November 6 (or before).

Linda Higgins

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