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Profile: Jeffrey Mims

Candidate for Dayton Mayor


Where are you from? If Dayton, be neighborhood-specific.

I was born in Clanton, AL. My parents moved to Dayton when I was two months of age. I grew up in West Dayton and Jefferson TWP neighborhoods; Mercer, Adelite, Louella, Millicent, and Derby.


What is your educational and professional background?

Vietnam War Veteran. Central State University, B. S. Industrial Technology, Art Design and Education. Wright State University, Masters in Art Administration Education Professional Background McCall’s Janitor, Frigidaire Punch Press Operator, Dayton Public Schools Teachers Aide, Teacher, Elem. & H. S. Coach. Dayton Education Association President. Ohio Education Association Lobbyist. Annie E. Casey Foundation Director. Dayton Public Schools Director of Government Relations.


Have you held any other elected positions? What positions?

Dayton Education Association President, Vice Pres & Treasurer. Dayton School Board President. State School Board. Dayton City Commission.


If elected what will be your top priority?

Economic Development, Jobs & Safe Neighborhoods.


Why should people cast their vote for you?

Long, Dedicated, Ethical & Consistent history of working for the people of Dayton, young and seasoned.


What local charitable organizations do you support?

  • Kappa Alpha Psi and all fraternities and sororities

  • United Way

  • Dementia

  • Jack and Jill

  • NAACP

  • DPS

  • Parity Dayton

  • Central State University

  • Men of Color

  • Churches


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