Utah Gets First Black Mayor

Published November 5, 2009


SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — Voters in Saratoga Springs have elected Utah's first black female mayor.

City Councilwoman Mia Love won the municipal election Tuesday, beating challenger Jeff Francom with 861 votes to his 594 votes in unofficial results.
The two were vying to replace outgoing Mayor Timothy Parker.

Love says she is honored and excited to become mayor.

She is the second mayor of Saratoga Springs. She ran on a platform of growing the city's commercial base while preserving its quality of life.

She also said serving on the city council during a budget crisis gave her the needed experience for the city's top job.

Written by Associated Press

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