Mike DeWine, a Republican who as the state’s attorney general had courted the gun lobby, visited that evening. Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Matthews, Tims’ pastor, drove her to survey the damage from the bullets after she realized the screws had ruined her tire. For other young kids, not just African American, but kids of all stripes in a city desperate for hope, she’s putting herself out there front and center.”. The problem? Unlike Bowman and Jones, who are running in safe Democratic districts, Tims is attempting to unseat Rep. Mike Turner, a nine-term Republican. Webb, who won a four-person primary last month, would be the first Black doctor to be a voting member of Congress. Turner, 60, has waffled a bit in the Trump era. The deal was that I get a good-paying job after traumatizing myself through nights and nights of library studying.”. But they both seen many times together in support of their children. She said she submitted her résumé to Brown’s Senate office at least five times before being hired to work on civil rights, judicial, and education issues. (800) 68-EMILY. “It’s certainly inspiring to see people in my generation, millennials — to see Black people, to see gay people, to see people whose great-great-grandfather wasn’t a state senator go run for Congress and win,” Tims said. After attending a Democratic presidential debate near Columbus last fall, Tims and a Black aide were stopped by suburban police while trying to find late-night food. She was 31 years old. “Talk about a quarter-life crisis,” she said. The candidates. “The fact that she would bring a Georgetown Law degree back to West Dayton and offer herself for service, that’s a pretty big deal. They have. The message transcends race, but she understands her race is relevant — sometimes unpleasantly so — to the conversations happening right now. AOL is part of Verizon Media. She would cut through the backyards of the cul-de-sac to go play with friends at the Y or walk to visit her dad, who lived nearby with his parents. The Oregon District, one of Dayton’s oldest neighborhoods, is a particular point of pride in the city. Desiree Wallace Height is 5 feet 5 inches; she just short of 3 inches to her son Bubba Wallace height (5 feet 8 inches). Four-term incumbent Rep. Mike Turner faces off against Democrat Desiree Tims in Ohio's 10th Congressional District. Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Tims at the Truman Bowling Alley in the White House. “I was like, I feel seen.”, Politics was always in the background. “I was like, look, obviously there’s bias on both sides,” she said. Black. “Obviously I was full of dismay, but I had to remind her that heroes live with courage out loud,” he said. When Tims returned last year, her name on the deed of the brick ranch she grew up in, she hadn’t planned to seek office so soon. There were fields to work, a family depending on any ounce of income he could contribute. And a lot of times it was the dictionary to the left of me, an actual reading assignment to the right.”. The victories encouraged Tims, who would be the district’s first Black representative. They ran the plates and found that the owner had an expired driver’s license. Peter Matthews, Tims’ pastor at the McKinley United Methodist Church. Early the morning of Aug. 4, 2019, a 24-year-old man opened fire outside Ned Peppers, a western-themed bar, killing nine and wounding more than a dozen. Tims points to her large margin of victory in the primary, a contest where she was able to win white, Black, and Latino votes across the district’s urban, suburban, and rural areas. Tims has scored nice endorsements from the senators she worked for, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown and New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand. Her advisers see a path where the combination of a young Black candidate and a base motivated to defeat President Donald Trump — who carried the district by 7 points last time — turns out enough votes to win. So people definitely are taking a look — Can this little Black girl from West Dayton do it? She later moved on to Gillibrand’s staff, where she specialized in agriculture and women’s issues. Tims’ point of view was beginning to align with her own political ambitions, but first she wanted to get away from Capitol Hill. “Like, the old world is dead, and the new world hasn't arrived yet. Turner is a lawyer and … Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. “We all want access to the American dream. “How are you relating to someone who said they can’t afford groceries on Friday? “And I’m like, yeah, there are Black people in the steel mills. If she left with one takeaway, it was that so few of those she observed in power — and so few of her peers close to power — had life experiences remotely comparable to hers. Maybe COVID-19 can make us all slow down for just a second, and reflect on what we want this country to be.”. DAYTON, Ohio — Desiree Tims moved back home on a Tuesday. Tims had knocked on doors for Obama in 2008, but the family had no Washington connections to work, no favors to call in. Tims participated in the anti-racism protests here in May. When she left the protest that afternoon, she received the call that the Greene County Democratic Party headquarters in nearby Xenia, where signs for Tims’ campaign and Black Lives Matter are prominently displayed, had been shot up overnight. “I got a D,” she said with a gasp. And we are in this transformational period. And the answer is, I've already done it.” ●. Nan Whaley, Dayton’s mayor and one of the savviest Democratic activists in the state, has known Tims for barely a year. If you’re searching for comparisons among her would-be generational peers in Congress, she’s neither Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New Yorker who has embraced Sanders’ democratic socialist agenda, nor is she Abby Finkenauer, the Iowan who practices a Midwest pragmatism. https://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/desiree-hartsock.html Paid for by EMILY's List, www.emilyslist.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Chief Stephen Gammill stood by the officers in a telephone interview this month, saying he didn’t believe they could have known the driver’s race before approaching the car. I didn’t get it.”. “They didn’t leave a calling card saying it was that,” she said. Her grandmother spent hers watching MSNBC, tuned into the young presidency of Barack Obama, and picturing her granddaughter as part of it. A few months after that, a mass shooting in a popular nightlife district left nine dead. “That’s what stuck with me — it’s not a nail,” she said. And Tims recalled accompanying family to civil rights marches, but not quite processing the experience. Tims spent her nights browsing CareerBuilder. And this moment, 2020, groaning under the weight of crises that have magnified the injustices put upon people of color, has the makings of upheaval that could carry someone like Tims. The experiences of Desiree Tims — this little Black girl from West Dayton, as she internalized it for all those years — form the core of every argument she makes to be the next representative for West Dayton. Tims worries that a Facebook post advertising her plans to participate in a May 30 protest in downtown Dayton made her a target. A few days later, Turner announced his support for several measures, including magazine limits and a “red flag” law. Tims, the passenger, interrupted several times as one officer questioned the aide and another approached her side with a flashlight, according to dashcam video and audio obtained by the Dayton Daily News.