Congress GOP Mia Love politics
Mia Love Will Be the First Black Republican Woman in Congress11/05/2014
Last night, Utah Republican Mia Love made history with a narrowly won election to a House seat, becoming the first black woman to represen...
38-year-old Love lost a close 2012 race against Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, who declined to run for re-election in these midterm elections. Running in the same district, Ms. Love defeated Democrat Doug Owens by 64,390 votes to 60,165 votes, or 50% to 47%.
Love was formerly mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah. She's a mother of three and the daughter of Haitian immigrants.
She received national attention after her speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.