Utah should send Love to Congress

Mia Love - Mayor Saratoga SpringsOn January 5th, 2012 Mia Love, the current Mayor of Saratoga Springs Utah, officially kicked off here bid for the 4th district congressional seat.  “I am running for Congress…” Love is quoted as saying in a recent KSL.com article.

I am a conservative father of 6 children and an 11 year resident of Saratoga Springs.  And I have had the honor of working directly and in directly with Mia Love over the past few years.  One thing I remember her saying to me, during a meet the candidate event held back in September of 2009, was that her father told her, to not be a burden on society, and to never take hand outs.  (I am paraphrasing, I can’t remember the exact wording of the conversation.)   This is the same concept that she is bringing to her campaign as seen in one of her youtube videos.   And I think that Mia has taken this to heart and her record on the Saratoga Springs City Council and Mayor follow that guideline.

Another thing that I found impressive about Mia is that she never has used her race or sex as a reason to vote for her.  I think that goes back to what her father told her about working hard and never taking a hand out.   I followed her Mayor campaign, and not once did she bring up her race during the campaign.  If you ask her, she will tell you that she would rather you look at her record, what she has done for the city, then to look at her race.  Not once have I seen or heard her use the minority card.  During this race, we will hear a lot about the Black Caucus and the fact that Mia is a black female.  In a recent article in the Desert News, she is quote saying, “because people care more about what happens in their lives, what happens in their back pockets and what happens in their lives than they care about the color of someone’s skin.”  The article continues:

“Yes, yes. I would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out,” she said.

Though officially nonpartisan, the caucus has been more closely identified with the Democratic Party.

“It’s demagoguery. They sit there and ignite emotions and ignite racism when there isn’t,” Love said. “They use their positions to instill fear. Hope and change is turned into fear and blame. Fear that everybody is going lose everything and blaming Congress for everything instead of taking responsibility.”

The very first time I think I talked to Mia was during a 9/12 meeting held at a neighbors house.  After listening to her talk about the constitution and this country, I knew that she loved America and would do what needed to be done to make this a better country.  It may not be the country it could be right now, but it is still the country I feel is the best place to raise my kids.  And I think that she still has that fire that I heard several years ago.   Another article talks about her desire to repeal President Obama’s health care law and eliminate the Department of Education and Department of Energy.  Her website goes on to say:

Mayor Love is best known for her conservative positions on limited government, increased citizen liberties and limited restraints on business. She believes the best thing she can do as mayor is stay out of the way of business and out of the lives of citizens. She advocates a return to the personal responsibility and reduced government dependency engendered by her father. Nearly a decade of weekly policy decisions reflecting these ideals makes her exceptionally experienced and qualified to do what needs to be done in Washington, DC–cut programs, cut spending, cut taxes and empower business and citizens to thrive and profit.

I also think that the government should cut programs, cut spending, cut taxes and let the citizens and businesses thrive and profit.

I would like to be able to post a blog post at the end of this year that has the heading, “Utah sends Love to congress”.

I encourage you to get involved in the political process.  Don’t just take my word.  Look into the background, policies, and past actions of Mia.   You can find more information about her by following her on facebook, searching the web, and her official congress website.

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This will be a fun election to watch.


  1. I wish we could have someone like her running for congressional office here in the Pacific NW…she sounds like someone I could get excited supporting! Good luck to her!
    PS: Loved your post about natural childbirth. Congrats to you and Aimee on your recent news:)

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