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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

VPR Commentary: Common Sense

My latest VPR commentary: Election season is essentially over. But this year I’m missing the sense of closure that typically follows. And I’m left with a decidedly unclear sense of “now what?” We had one of the closest gubernatorial elections in our state’s history....

VPR Commentary: Party Politics

Listen to, or read, my first Vermont Public Radio Commentary.  http://www.tinyurl.com/kalposq “Recently, I bought gas at a small store in Charlotte.  There were three people sitting outside at a patio table, having a lively discussion.  When I finished at the...

Less than four minutes to make a point

A very brief interview on WCAX TV, in which I describe my experience as a child protection social worker, and call for reforms to the Vermont child welfare system. WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and...

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