Mormon convert, mother of three, makes election history

Mia Love and her husband, Jason.
Mia Love made history last night as the first black Republican woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. She will represent Utah's 4th District.

Her history is a fascinating one and makes her perhaps the single most diverse personality in American politics. She is a minority several times over: Black Mormon convert. Married to a white returned Mormon missionary. Mother of three young children. Daughter of Haitian immigrants.

Mia Love joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS / Mormon church) after college, leaving behind Roman Catholicism. She moved to Utah from Connecticut where she'd wrapped up her degree in the performing arts. Love got help moving into her new place from some missionaries she had met in Connecticut, including Jason Love, whom she ended up marrying a few months later.

Though I didn't vote for Mia Love (I couldn't because I live in the wrong district), I am excited to see what she will accomplish in Washington.



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