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Tampa, U.S.A. — The Republican National Convention unveiled the ad “This Is Mia Love,” before she spoke at tonight’s proceedings. Currently serving as the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Love is running for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District. If elected, Love would be the first black, female Republican elected to Congress ever.
Mayor Mia Love: The first day of college my father came with me to orientation and I remember he looked at me. He looked at me very seriously and he said, “Mia, your mother and I have done everything to get you to where you are right now.” We have never taken a hand out, we have worked hard for everything we have through personal responsibility. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back.
My favorite part of running for congress, hands down: talking to people and meeting with people. I love Utah. I mean look at how beautiful this is. We live in the greatest place in the world.
My heroes are my parents, my husband, and my children. They understand that they’ve got dreams and all they want to do is fulfill those dreams.
Washington needs a little bit more of that.
Jason Love: If I were to start listing the things that she’s involved in: Her role as mayor, her participation in service in our local church, she teaches fitness classes, she makes our home a wonderful place and helps me as a partner to raise our children, she’s very talented, her mind works very quickly.
Mayor Mia Love: We’re going to do one hill. The good news is? You’ll be happy when it’s done!
I am passionate about running, I am passionate about having a healthy life. It’s not about being thin it’s you are in life. It’s about how strong you are and how much endurance you have. Because difficult things are not easy, but they’re worth it.
If I could describe freedom in one word, it would be agency: the ability to make a decision and reap the benefits of those decisions or suffer the consequences.
If I could go to Washington tomorrow and change one thing, it would be to restore the power of the decision making back to the people.
It is not government’s responsibility to save our country. It’s up to us to save our country.
What makes America great is this idea that we are free, free to work, free to live, free to choose, and free to fail, because our failures make us better.
I have to say I have no regrets being where I am, and I love my life.
I’m Mia Love and I’m running for Congress.
Image Courtesy of PBS News Hour