Desiree Tims

For US House Representative, OH-10

Portrait of For US House Representative, OH-10

Position Sought

U.S. House Representative, Ohio District 10

Date of Primary

April 28, 2020 (postponed from March 17th)

Date of General Election

November 3, 2020


Higher Heights for America PAC was proud to endorse Desiree Tims to represent Ohio’s 10th Congressional District. Despite losing in the November 2020 election, Desiree finished strong with 41.6 percent of the votes.

Desiree is a Democratic strategist and consultant. She has deep roots in community engagement, political campaigns, and government affairs.  In 2008, she joined the Barack Obama presidential campaign as a volunteer in southwest Ohio.  Desiree worked her way up from a volunteer to an associate and White House intern during President Barack Obama’s first presidential term. 

After her assignment at The White House, Desiree began working on Capitol Hill for United States senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), and served as President of the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus. In her various positions on the Hill, Desiree worked on domestic policy issues that ranged from agriculture to the women’s economic policy agenda. This work propelled her into various domestic policy and political roles.  Desiree has also worked as a lobbyist and judiciary director at the League of Conservation Voters, as a senior advisor to Child Care Aware of America.

During her campaign, Desiree pledged to work to pass common-sense gun laws, be a strong advocate for reproductive justice, work to protect the provisions in the Affordable Care Act, fight to protect Roe v. Wade, support criminal justice reform and work to bring more federal funding to the district to create more jobs in technology, cybersecurity, and transportation.

Desiree earned a B.A. in communications from Xavier University and a J.D. from Georgetown Law. She also attended the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University.

History shows that when Black women gain political power, we champion policies that benefit multiple communities. The time is now to elect more Black women to be at decision-making tables to represent us.