Desiree Tims

For U.S. House Representative, Ohio District 10

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Position Sought

U.S. House Representative, Ohio District 10

Date of Primary

March 17, 2020

Date of General Election

November 3, 2020

Higher Heights for America PAC is proud to endorse Desiree Tims to represent Ohio’s 10th Congressional District.

Desiree Tims is a democratic strategist and consultant. She has deep roots in community engagement, political campaigns, and government affairs.  Home of the Underground Railroad, southwest Ohio has never elected an African American to federal office. If elected, Desiree would be the first African-American, and the first African-American woman from southwest Ohio to hold federal office.

In 2008, Desiree joined the Barack Obama presidential campaign as a volunteer in southwest Ohio.  She 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.

In August,  just 13 hours after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, 9 people were killed and 27 wounded by a mass shooter in Dayton.  Desiree stepped off the sidelines to be the leader that would work to heal the community to support and guide them through tough times.

If elected Desiree will 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.  

Higher Heights for America PAC strongly encourages its members to support Desiree’s campaign with their time, talent and resources.

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