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Scott Dibble Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2

Today, State Senator Scott Dibble, District 61, announced his endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.

When asked to comment Dibble said, “I’m delighted to endorse Irene Fernando to be Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. She and I share the same values when it comes to advocating for inclusion, equity, transparency, and accountability in government.” Dibble went on to say, “Irene is uniquely positioned, based on her broad range of experiences across sectors, to bring solutions to the Hennepin County Board that center on both people and results.”

Upon learning of the endorsement Irene said, “I’m proud earn Scott Dibble’s endorsement. Senator Dibble has been an unfaltering advocate for LGBTQ communities and I look forward to working with him, fighting for human rights.”

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Larry Fonnest Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2

Today, Golden Valley City Council  Member, Larry Fonnest announced his endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.

Fonnest was quoted, “I’m excited to endorse Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. She has spent her whole life inspiring and engaging young people to action. Her community-focused leadership style is refreshing and much needed in the present and future of DFL politics.”

Irene, upon learning of the endorsement stated, “having the support of someone like Larry who understands the importance of engaging unheard and dismissed voices in the process is essential to progress. I look forward to working with him to build systems designed to uplift these voices.”

 

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Mary Kunesh-Podein Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2

Today, Minnesota Representative Mary Kunesh Podein, District 41B, announced her endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.

“I am proud to endorse Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2”, Kunesh-Podein said. “Irene has an amazing energy which she easily spreads to those around her. I’m excited about the future Irene envisions where kids grow up wanting to be a County Commissioner.

Irene, after receiving the news of the endorsement, said, “this endorsement is meaningful because Mary cares about transparency in the process. She champions equity and I look forward to working with her to inspire change by investing in future generations of leadership.”

Kunesh-Podein shared that sentiment in her statement,  “I share her vision to make the County government more visible and accessible, and I look forward to working with Irene to increase equity and improve the lives of Minnesota residents.”

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Alondra Cano Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2

Today, Minneapolis City Council Member Ward 9, Alondra Cano, announced her endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.

“I am proud to endorse Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2”, Cano said. “Irene is an experienced and energetic leader who brings forward a much needed vision to serve the community by focusing on racial equity and creating a more accessible government.’ Cano went on to say, “Irene will work to increase transparency in decision-making and strengthen the County’s ability to connect to our every-day residents and immigrant families. I am excited to partner with Irene to make a big difference in the lives of the people of our city.”

 

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Gillian Rosenquist Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2

Today, Golden Valley City Council Member, Gillian Rosenquist, announced her endorsement of Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2.

“I’m excited to endorse Irene Fernando to be Hennepin County Commissioner in District 2. Like me, Irene values relationships as the key to collaboration and getting work done,” Rosenquist said. “She leads with conviction by understanding the people she serves. She has done this successfully in both the nonprofit world and corporate world, and I think her skills will translate well to public service. I look forward to partnering with Irene to ensure the County’s priorities meet the needs of Golden Valley residents.”

Fernando, upon receiving the endorsement, said “I am thrilled to earn Gillian’s endorsement. Intergovernmental relationships are essential for getting work done  and I look forward to working directly with Gillian and other City Council Members across the district, once elected.”  

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Betsy Tate Anderson Endorses Irene Fernando for Hennepin County Commissioner - District 2

Today, former Hopkins School Board Director Betsy Tate Anderson, announced her 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. As a Freshman at the University of Minnesota, she began her journey to inspire and enrich the lives of young people. She co-founded a youth leadership nonprofit at the age of 17, received a Fellowship from the Bush Foundation, and was named 40 under 40 by a twin cities business publication; she has accomplished many things for someone her age.

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