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Millennial-focused Run for Something endorses Patrick Dillon in Berthoud

Author: Joey Bunch - March 2, 2018 - Updated: March 1, 2018

Patrick Dillon(Courtesy of Run for Something)

Patrick Dillon, a candidate for town trustee in Berthoud, is one of 40 candidates in 26 states who picked up an endorsement from Run for Something, the national campaign to help millennials run for office.

“I am so grateful for Run For Something’s endorsement of our Berthoud trustee campaign,” Dillon said in a statement. “Their mission to get young minds focused on the future in office at every level makes the difference between someone thinking about running and someone signing up, knocking on doors, fighting loudly for what they believe in.”

Dillon, 25, is in the trustees race in the Larimer County town with Maureen Dower, Paul Frekey, Tim Hardy, Kevin Pischke, Heidi Short and Pete Tomassi.

He moved with his wife to Berthoud from Las Vegas in 2013 and works at Easter Seals Colorado as the supported employment coordinator helping people with disabilities find and keep jobs.

“I get to spend a lot of my time in the community working to advocate for Berthoud youth, families, seniors and our neighbors with disabilities,” he said on his website.

You can see the endorsement by clicking here.

“These first time candidates all have the heart and hustle that is so important to us at RFS, and we are proud to give them our endorsement,” Ross Morales Rocketto, co-founder of Run for Something, said in a statement. “Put simply, they are the type of people we think the Party needs and the type of candidates who are going to work hard. They are knocking on doors and stepping up to run grassroots, community-led campaigns.”

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.