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Desiree Tims


A dedicated public servant

Desiree Tims was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. The granddaughter of a sharecropper in the Deep South, Tims was the first in her family to graduate from a four-year college and graduated from Georgetown Law. As a student at Xavier University In 2008, Desiree got her start in politics as a volunteer in Southwest Ohio on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Desiree later went on to serve in President Obama’s White House and as an aide on Capitol Hill for United States Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). While on the Hill, Desiree was also elected to serve as the President of the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus.

A fighter for progress on issues affecting Southwest Ohioans

Desiree Tims is building a grassroots movement to bring change to Washington. As a former staffer on Capitol Hill, Desiree has seen the outsized influence of money in politics firsthand. By rejecting corporate PAC money, Desiree is proving to Southwest Ohioans that she’ll work to make progress on critical issues impacting their everyday lives, like gun safety, access to healthcare, and combating climate change. Desiree sees passing legislation such as the For the People Act as a critical step towards making our government work better for all Ohioans.

A formidable candidate in a traditionally red district

Desiree Tims enters the 2020 race as the presumptive Democratic nominee and well-positioned to take on Republican incumbent Rep. Mike Turner. Desiree has the backing of multiple local unions in addition to the Congressional Black Caucus. Desiree will be able to draw a stark contrast to Rep. Turner, who is beholden to corporate special interests and has taken over $1.5 million from corporate PACs over the course of his career.

Reformer at Risk?

No Corporate PAC?