First Haitian American and first black female Republican elected to US Congress

Mia Love

Brooklyn, New York born, Haitian American Ludmya Bourdeau "Mia" Love is the first Haitian American and first black Republican woman ever to be elected to the US congress.

Love a rising star in the Republican Party was the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, from January 8, 2010 to January 8, 2014.

She was the 2012 Republican Party nominee for the United States House of Representatives in Utah's 4th congressional district and also a speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

She lost her 2012 bid for the US congress but again won the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional district at the April 26th, 2014 Utah Republican convention.

This time she won the election to the US House of Representatives from the 4th District of Utah, defeating Democratic opponent Doug Owens.