Mia Love’s parents fled Haiti to escape political corruption. They arrived in the United States with just $10 in their pockets and hope inspired by the possibility of freedom. When times were tough, they didn't look to the government for help, they looked within. Mia has spoken of her father, who took a second job cleaning toilets just to make ends meet, once saying to her: “Mia, your mother and I never took a handout. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back.”
Give back she has. Mia served as city councilwoman and mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, before becoming the first black Republican woman, and first black American from Utah, elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
In Congress, Mia rolled up her sleeves and got to work. She has sponsored 28 bills, and co-sponsored another 360 more. And she has championed bi-partisan causes, working across the aisle to improve the lives of all Americans. She is a true example of what it means to be a conservative leader.
Mia’s belief in the American Dream is as strong today as it was for her parents, and she is passionate about helping others find this freedom for themselves.
You’ll find Mia’s name on the ballot in Utah’s 4th Congressional District as she runs for reelection.
“Women have accomplished many things throughout history. Women have successfully fought for a stronger country, influencing public policy, building viable institutions, championing for human rights and equal opportunities for all. We celebrate these triumphs, in spite of women being frequently overlooked and undervalued. And the struggle for equality continues.”
Like many mothers, Mia is looking ahead to when her children go to college and is concerned about rising tuition costs. That’s why she co-introduced a bill that requires colleges to let students know what kind of investment they are making. The Student Right to Know Before You Go Act would make colleges and universities tell prospective students stats and figures that would help them decide if the school was right for them – including transfer rates and what kind of jobs and salaries graduates are earning after graduation.
Small, local banks are often lifelines for small businesses, and when regulations aimed at larger banks were restricting small banks’ ability to lend to their neighbors, Mia stepped in. Working with colleagues across the aisle, she wrote and passed a bill that will encourage these small banks to lend and help continue to grow our economy.