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Mia Love Is the First Haitian-American Elected to the US Congress

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 5, 2014

Above: Mia Love

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Utah’s Mia Love made history Tuesday night, becoming the first-ever Haitian-American to be elected to the United States House of Representatives.

Love, a Republican, defeated Democrat Doug Owens in the race, two years after losing her first bid for Congress in 2012.

Love is the first black female Republican elected to Congress.

Love was one of two candidates of Haitian heritage running on Tuesday.

Dufirstson Neree, also a Republican, lost the race for Florida’s 24th district; Neree was born in Haiti.

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