Patrick Dillon is a partner at Hilltop and brings a wealth of experience in the management of politics, policy, and communications at high levels within both government and campaigns across the country. Most recently, Dillon served on the Obama re-election campaign as a senior advisor for battleground states.
Prior to coming to Hilltop, Patrick served in the White House as Deputy Director of Political Affairs and Special Assistant to the President. In that role he helped manage the President and Vice President’s political engagement in all 50 states; worked closely with elected officials, candidates, national and state party committees, and other progressive advocates; and built national support for critical legislative fights, including health care, Wall Street reform, and others.
He previously served as Chief of Staff toIowa Governor Chet Culver, where he advised Culver’s transition into office, managed the successful translation of his campaign agenda into legislative accomplishments, and coordinated and oversaw Iowa’s response to the worst natural disasters in state history in 2008. As campaign manager, Patrick guided Culver’s gubernatorial campaign to victory through the closely contested primary and nationally targeted general elections in 2006.
Across more than a decade of campaign experience, Patrick has served in senior political and communications roles with campaigns including those of former Senator Tom Daschle, Senator John Edwards’ 2004 presidential run, Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell, and the Virginia gubernatorial campaign of Senator Mark Warner. He began his career with the progressive think tank and advocacy group NDN/New Democrat Network. A native of Texas, he received a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.