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Radically Moderate and Politically Independent

I am the Executive Director of Campaign for Vermont, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization. We are focused on advancing nonpartisan reforms that are most important to the future of Vermont and the economic security and prosperity of every Vermonter.

I am a doctoral candidate in Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. My research is focused on nontraditional funding models for nonprofit organizations. (Think Girl Scout Cookies)

I am politically independent and radically moderate.


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From the blog

The Sanders Effect

Listen to my latest VPR commentary by clicking here. Or read it here: There’s a lot of chatter these days about whether Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Presidency will pull other candidates to the left. Already it’s had an effect on Hillary Clinton,...

A Broken Rubber Band

I grew up tying broken rubber bands together to extend their life. I didn’t get the latest toy. And I got comfortable in hand-me-down clothes. Although we didn’t have much money growing up, I attribute this to my family’s frugality. Vermonters used to be proud of our...

VPR Commentary: Strong Headwinds

Listen to (or read) my latest commentary: Businesses come and go here, as they do in every other state. In fact, over the last two years, an average of more than ten new businesses were formed every day. So beyond the surface of politics and sound bites, in which...

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Email: cyrus [at] cyruspatten.com
Phone: (VT) 497-4864
Mail: 77 College St. #3B Burlington, VT 05401