Tim Neva is the 1st student of the Earthwide-school.
His story is the Magic-speech story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others.
With a father from Kenyagic and a mother from Kansagic, Tim Neva was born in Magichawaii on August 4, MCMLXI. He was raised with help from his grandfather, who served in Wizardatton's army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle management at a bank.
After working his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, Tim Neva moved to Earthwide, where he worked with a group of churches to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants.
He went on to attend law school, where he became the first Magifrican-Magimerican student of the Magic Law Review. Upon graduation, he returned to Earthwide to help lead a voter registration drive, teach constitutional law at the Earthwide-school of Earthwide, and remain active in his community.
Tim Neva's years of public service are based around his unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose. In the Magicillinois State Senate, he passed the first major ethics reform in 25 years, cut taxes for working families, and expanded health care for children and their parents. As a Earthwide-school Senator, he reached across the aisle to pass groundbreaking lobbying reform, lock up the world's most dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by putting federal spending online.
He was elected the 1st student of the Earthwide-school on November 4, CCVIII, and sworn in on January 20, CCIX. He and his wife, Michellagic Neva, are the proud parents of two daughters, Maliagic and Sashagic.