|U.S. House, Utah, District 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Saratoga Springs Mayor|
|Bachelor's||University of Hartford|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
Love was born in Brooklyn, New York, and then she moved to Connecticut where she graduated from the University of Hartford with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. She then moved to Saratoga Springs, Utah, where she ran for city council and served several terms. She then ran for city mayor in 2009, a position she still holds.
Love's campaign website lists the following issues:
—Mia Love's campaign website, http://love4utah.com/issues/
According to Love's website, her campaign themes included:
- Government: "The federal government should not usurp local authority and control. Most government functions can be handled more efficiently and effectively on a local or state level."
- Budget: "The federal government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Additional tax dollars should not be taken out of the hands of private citizens and businesses where they will be used more productively."
- Responsibility: "Citizens should not expect the government to provide to them what they can provide for themselves. And no citizen, business, local government, or state should expect a bailout to shield them from the consequences of their own decisions."
The National Republican Congressional Committee added Love to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."
On April 26, 2014, at Utah’s GOP Convention, delegates chose Love as the Republican candidate in the 2014 general election. Love won with 662 votes, or 78.74 percent, while Bob Fuehr received 181 votes, or 21.26 percent.
After wining the nomination Love said, "I am honored to have their support. They really make this process awesome for me. This is my favorite part. Going on from here, we are going to work hard. We are not going to take anything for granted. I am going to go out and earn every vote and really amplify Utah’s voice."
Love ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 4th District. She defeated Stephen Sandstrom, Carl Wimmer, Jay Cobb and Kenneth Gray in the Republican convention. She faced Jim Matheson (D), who won the race, and Jim Vein (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Love conceded the election to Matheson the day after the polls closed.
According to Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Jim Vein took in over 3,000 more votes than the number that separated Matheson and Love.
|U.S. House, Utah District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jim Matheson Incumbent||48.8%||119,803|
|Republican||Mia B. Love||48.5%||119,035|
|Libertarian||Jim L. Vein||2.6%||6,439|
|Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Jim Matheson V. Mia Love|
|Poll||Jim Matheson||Mia Love||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Mason-Dixon Polling & Research|
(October 29-31, 2012)
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to email@example.com|
|Mia Love (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$134,840.54||$55,916.40||$(43,857.53)||$146,899.41|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$146,899.41||$476,036.25||$(167,395.24)||$455,540.42|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$455,540.42||$592,355.97||$(376,054.13)||$671,842.26|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$671,842||$516,312||$(472,037)||$716,117|
|Pre-Convention||April 14, 2014||$716,117.89||$466,761.73||$(550,909.62)||$631,970.00|
During the second quarter of 2013, Love raised $475,000 for her 2014 campaign. During the same period, incumbent Jim Matheson raised $257,000. This was Love's first fundraising after announcing her candidacy.
|U.S. House, Utah District 4, 2012 - Mia Love Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$2,360,399|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$2,384,427|
|Top contributors to Mia Love's campaign committee|
|Associated Builders & Contractors||$15,000|
|Merit Medical Systems||$12,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Love has been endorsed by The Allen West Guardian Fund. The announcement appears in the video below.
The Allen West Guardian Fund's endorsement of Love, "A Message From Mia Love."
Love is married and has three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Mia + Love + Utah + Congress"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Roll Call, "Mia Love Announces Utah Rematch," accessed May 21, 2013
- St. George News, "Utah GOP Convention chooses returning candidates, runoffs; STGnews photo gallery," accessed April 30, 2014
- Love for Utah, "About Mia," accessed September 19, 2012
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed March 31, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Love for Utah, "Issues," accessed September 19, 2012
- Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar,’" accessed November 21, 2013
- NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
- Salt Lake Tribune, "Mia Love clinches Republican nomination at Utah convention,” accessed April 30, 2014
- Utah Lieutenant Governor, "Candidate filings"
- Washington Post, "Republican Mia Love concedes to Democrat Jim Matheson in Utah," November 7, 2012
- Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats in at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Love 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Convention," accessed May 9, 2014
- Herald Extra, "Mia Love raises $475K for Matheson rematch in 2014," July 16, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Mia Love 2012 Election Cycle," accessed May 15, 2013
- The New York Times, "Utah mayor hopes star turn, and Romney’s star power, lift her to the house," October 30, 2012