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Candidate profile: U.S. House District 4

A look at the candidates running for office in Utah's newly-formed U.S. House District 4.
Jim Matheson

Party: Democrat

Jim Matheson is a sixth-generation Utahn, and the son of former Utah governor Scott Matheson. Jim earned a bachelor's degree in business from Harvard and an M.B.A. from UCLA. Matheson worked for several different companies studying environmental policy prior to entering politics, and later started his own energy consulting firm. He began serving as Utah's U.S. House District 2 representative in 2001, and opted to run in the newly-formed 4th District in 2012, rather than seek reelection in the 2nd District. Matheson is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also a husband and father of two.

Campaign Website:  www.mathesonforcongress.com

Mia B. Love

Party: Republican

Mia Love was born in New York City and is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who came to the United States in 1973. Love grew up on the east coast and graduated from The University of Hartford (Conn.) with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Love worked as a flight attendant and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1998, when she relocated to Utah. Love served as a Saratoga Springs city council member before being elected as the city's Mayor in 2008. Love is a wife and mother of three.

Campaign Website:  www.love4utah.com

(The 4th District is a newly created congressional district in the state of Utah and is not currently being held by a Utahn.)

----Information from: VoteUtah.org

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