Mia Love has a cool name and a cooler back story. Totes proud to name her today’s awesome black history month person!! You ready, Wikipedia? Great!!
Ludmya Bourdeau “Mia” Love (born December 6, 1975) is an American politician and the U.S. Representative from Utah’s 4th congressional district. She is the first Haitian American and the first black female Republican in Congress, as well as the first African American to be elected to Congress from Utah.
Told you you she has a cool name. Imagine that story: Haitian, woman, and from UTAH!!! Even I’m too black for Utah!
Love won a seat on the Saratoga Springs City Council (Utah County) in 2003, a city of about 18,000 near Salt Lake City. The small new city was established in 1997 and has had rapid growth. She was the first female Haitian-American elected official in Utah County, Utah; she took office in January 2004.[
During an economic downturn, as part of the city council Love approved a transition from the agriculture tax to municipal tax. She worked with other city council members to cut expenses, reducing the city’s shortfall during the economic downturn from $3.5 million to $779,000. Saratoga Springs now has the highest possible bond rating
Have YOU improved a city’s bond rating? Didn’t think so.
Raised a Roman Catholic, Love joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after graduating from college in 1998. While working as a flight attendant, she moved to Utah as part of her work. She also wanted to be closer to the temple and to learn more about her faith. There she got to know Jason Love, whom she had met briefly when he was an LDS missionary in Connecticut.
I hate to lose a fellow Catholic and Mormons are a little weird. I was once propositioned by a Mormon couple to have a three sum. I declined. Two months later the husband was arrested for child molestation. He would drive from IL to Utah and bang a 14 year old.
And people say stereotypes don’t exist.