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Ross Morales Rocketto

Co-Founder, Run for Something

Ross is the co-founder of Run for Something, an organization that recruits and supports progressive, diverse, young people who are running for down-ballot office. Since launching on inauguration day, Run for Something has recruited more than 12,000 individuals who have stood up to run. Prior to starting Run for Something, he managed Wendy Carrillo's congressional campaign in California. During the 2016 election cycle, Ross served as a senior advisor for digital and technology at For Our Future. Ross was previously a Principal at the Smoot Tewes Group, a political consulting firm, where he managed national and international issue and electoral campaigns, including a multi-state effort to protect the Affordable Care Act. He got his start in electoral politics working for Fmr. HUD Secretary Julian Castro's first campaign for Mayor and Congressman Joaquin Castro state legislative races. In 2003 he organized in Oklahoma for the John Edwards and in the 2008 cycle worked in Iowa for Governor Bill Richardson's presidential campaign. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Jess, and his dog and two cats.

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