|U.S. House, Utah, District 4|
|Saratoga Springs Mayor|
|Bachelor's||University of Hartford|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
Love was born in Brooklyn, New York then moved to Connecticut where she graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelors 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.
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."
Love ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing 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 the website 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|
|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 is married and has three children.
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- Roll Call "Mia Love Announces Utah Rematch" Accessed May 21, 2013
- Love for Utah, "About Mia," Accessed September 19, 2012
- Love for Utah, "Issues," Accessed September 19, 2012
- 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 and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
- 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