Mia Love (UT-4) Receives WUFPAC Endorsement
Women Under Forty PAC, a nonpartisan political action committee that supports women forty years of age and under running for federal office, today announced its endorsement of Mia Love, candidate for U.S. Congress in Utah’s 4th District.
Love, 36, is the first African-American woman to serve as a city mayor in Utah. If elected to the newly created 4th congressional seat in November, Love would also be the first African-American to represent Utah in Congress.
“Utah has one of the fastest growing populations in the United States,” said Sery Kim, WUFPAC Board Member and liaison to the Love campaign. “This seat was created as a result of the 2010 census numbers, and with the number of women in Congress decreasing in 2010, it is more important than ever that we work hard to elect outstanding female candidates like Love. WUFPAC is extremely proud to support her.”
A child of Haitian immigrants, Love graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in fine arts. During college, she met her husband Jason. Upon graduation, they moved to Utah where Love served two terms on the city council of Saratoga Springs, one of Utah’s fastest growing cities. As City Councilwoman and eventually Mayor, Love led the city through a period of 1700% population growth in a decade. Under her leadership, the city was able to successfully navigate the drastic transition from agricultural fields to a booming residential community.
When the citizen growth necessitated fire and police services, Love fought to make sure the city’s first ever residential tax implementation would only pay for those essential services, and she structured it in such a way that the tax decreased as a percentage of property value.
Love also is the mother of three children.
To learn more about Mia Love, visit her website at http://www.love4utah.com/.