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LCV Action Fund Endorses Desiree Tims for Congress

Jun 22, 2020

Courtnee Connnon, 727-744-4163,

Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Desiree Tims for election to the U.S. House from Ohio’s 10th Congressional District. 

“We need leaders like Desiree Tims in Congress fighting for the health and well-being of all Ohioans and communities across the nation,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “She understands the importance of acting on the climate crisis and the disproportionate impacts felt by communities of color and we are proud to support her election.”

“We need our representatives in Congress to fight for Ohio’s communities and push back against Trump’s anti-science, pro-polluter agenda,” said Executive Director of the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund Heather Taylor-Miesle. “Desiree Tims will defend Ohioans’ fundamental rights to clean air, safe drinking water, vibrant public lands, and a healthy environment.”

“It is an honor to receive LCV Action Fund’s endorsement — as an LCV alum I know that LCVAF is an organization dedicated to working on the frontlines for communities like the Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio,” said Desiree Tims, Democratic nominee for Congress in Ohio’s 10th District. “I look forward to serving as the first African-American woman to represent Southwest Ohio in Congress, where I will champion environmental issues, fight for clean air, and ban forever chemicals from our water systems.”

Desiree Tims was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She then became the first person in her family to receive a college degree when she graduated from Xavier University. She later received a law degree from Georgetown University. She worked on the Obama campaign in Ohio in 2008 and then worked in the White House, for Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Tims also served as the first Judiciary Program Director at LCV in 2017.


About LCV Action Fund

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy environment and to defeat anti-environment candidates who oppose climate action. Since the 1990 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 90 U.S. Senators and 450 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.



Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Desiree Tims for Congress