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Friday, November 6, 2009

Mia Love, first black female mayor in the state of Utah

Sarasota Springs, Utah, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A city councilwoman in Saratoga Springs, a 12-year-old fast-growing city in Utah, has been elected the first black female mayor in the state.

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When she takes office, Mia B. Love will be the city's second mayor, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Saratoga Springs was incorporated in 1997 and has grown from just over 1,000 residents in the 2000 Census to an estimated 11,570 in 2007.

"I am absolutely honored," Love said. "I am so excited."


Both Saratoga Springs and Utah are overwhelmingly white, with blacks accounting for about 1 percent of the population. More HERE

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