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U.S. House, Ohio District 10

The 10th Congressional District contains all of Montgomery and Greene Counties and the northern portion of Fayette County. Responsibilities: To represent the people of Ohio, their district, and the United States in dealing with matters of national and international importance. The general welfare should be a prime concern.Term of Office: 2 years

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    Desiree Tims
    (Dem)

  • Mike Turner
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What proposals do you support to address challenges in the healthcare system?

What should the federal government do to address the challenges of climate change?

What changes, if any, do you think are needed in our immigration policy and practices?

What legislation concerning gun safety would you support?

Women are a key part of the voting population. What issues pertaining to women should be prioritized for legislative action during your term?

What would you do to safeguard our elections and ensure free and fair voting access for all?

Campaign Phone (937) 716-0776
Education/Experience I began my career in public service in the Obama White House. I worked for Sen Sherrod Brown and Sen Kirsten Gillibrand. I was an adviser for the League of Conservation Voters. Education: Dunbar High School, Xavier University, and Georgetown Law.
Twitter @TimsDesiree
Healthcare is a right for all people, not a privilege. Yet, the American healthcare system is broken for a majority of working-class Americans. As a Member of Congress, I will work to address the cracks in our healthcare system. This includes eliminating copayments, addressing credit misreporting of medical hardships, eliminating pre-existing condition-based policies and streamlining our healthcare system through a universal public option. Specifically, I support H.R. 1010, which is a bill that bans “junk’ insurance plans which offer little to no insurance coverage and exclude people with pre-existing conditions from accessing health benefits. I also support H.R. 5800, which is a bill that bans Surprise Billing. I oppose Medicaid Block Grant funding proposals which eliminate funding for people struggling with addiction and maternal health services for new moms.
Climate change is an existential threat. I support the following policies to address climate change: (1) Emergency disaster relief funding for communities who experience natural disasters. Ohio’s 10th District experienced the effects of climate change last Memorial Day after 15 tornadoes. This funding would ensure that American taxpayers can retrieve benefits after a natural disaster impacts their community. (2) Legislation that protects our farmers. Family farms and our agricultural community are often the hardest hit due to climate change. We need to provide farmers with the subsidies and tools they need to continue to grow and sustain the food we eat everyday (3) Legislation that would achieve 100% clean energy economy by 2040. (4) Legislation that creates a green infrastructure so that we can rebuild our communities with American Made sustainable materials. (5) Legislation that requires the United States to meet the standards as agreed to in the Paris Climate Agreement.
People move to the United States for many different reasons, but the main reason is to access the American Dream. We need to reform our immigration laws to streamline citizenship for children who were brought to this country at no fault of their own and allow them to remain here. I support immediate passage of the DREAM Act. We are also a nation of morals and values. The children locked in cages at our border with week-old diapers is inhumane. We need a system that reflects our values and champions human rights for all.
Mass shootings, murders, and gun violence are at an all-time high. Last summer in Dayton, 9 victims were killed and 27 people were wounded in less than 32 seconds because of a high capacity assault weapon specifically designed for maximum damage as quickly as possible. In Congress, I will reinstitute the 1994 regulation of military-style assault weapons, which reduced crime and mass shootings. More than 90% of Americans believe in background checks and so do I. Therefore, I will vote for a uniform background check for gun sales. I also strongly support red flag laws, which will allow law enforcement, after judicial review, to intervene and remove guns from someone who poses a threat to themselves or someone they love — until and unless they can prove the danger to no longer be a threat. We need to make urgent progress in these three areas to save lives.

I support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would ban discrimination on the basis of sex and guarantee equality for women under the Constitution. I also support the right for women to have access to safe and legal reproductive healthcare. A woman’s right to choose the healthcare that is best for her and her family is simply that—her right. I will fight to protect Roe v. Wade and oppose efforts to overturn the law of the land.

Maternal healthcare is another threat. I would support the FAMILY Act, which would establish a national paid family leave program for women and families for about the cost of one cup of coffee. It would also provide enough time for women’s bodies to properly heal after giving birth.

Voting is a quintessential fabric of our democracy. I support automatic voter registration and establish Election Day as a federal holiday. Moreover, we need a paper trail for every American vote. I also support legislation that creates election security systems that would prevent and punish foreign nations from hacking our elections and democratic process.

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