About the Author
Mia Love became the first Black Republican woman to be elected to Congress in 2014. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Love was born in New York, studied theater in Connecticut, converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and settled in Utah, where she launched her career in politics. Love was first elected to the Saratoga Springs city council, and she was elected mayor of Saratoga Springs in 2009, becoming the first Black woman elected mayor in the state of Utah. Love served as the U.S. Representative for Utah’s 4th Congressional District from 2015–2019. Currently, she serves as the National Outreach Director for the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, is a political commentator for CNN, and enjoys serving as an independent board member for a few U.S. companies.