Tamyra Harrison grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and later lived in Jacksonville, Fl. and Wheaton, IL, before settling back to Champaign. She was with Osco Drug for 14 years, which brought her to Iowa, before deciding to leave the company to pursue other career options. She had never worked in politics prior to 2004, but immediately became hooked on the idea of being able to make a difference in the world while working with great people and having a lot of fun along the way. She is still the Executive Director of The Polk County Democrats in Iowa.
Tamyra is also the Founder and Director of Iowans for D.C. Statehood. Members of Iowans for D.C. Statehood endorse and encourage citizens and their members of Congress to support statehood and full democracy for the District of Columbia that will guarantee to D.C. residents full congressional voting representation, budget autonomy and all of the rights that are enjoyed by the people of the 50 United States of America.