Michelle Kaufusi

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Michelle Kaufusi
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45th Mayor of Provo
Assumed office
December 5, 2017
Preceded byJohn Curtis
Personal details
Michelle Garrick

Provo, Utah, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Steve Kaufusi
Alma materBrigham Young University

Michelle Kaufusi is an American politician currently serving as the mayor of Provo, Utah.[1]

Kaufusi was born and raised in Provo. She studied at Brigham Young University (BYU) where she received a degree in geography.[2]

Prior to her election as mayor Kaufusi served for six years as a member of the Provo School Board.

Kaufusi is a Latter-day Saint. Only her mother was of that faith, and her father left the family when she was six. Her mother worked the graveyard shift as a nurse.

Kaufusi worked at a sandwich shop while in high school. She graduated from Provo High and earned a scholarship to BYU. She was the first female student body president at Provo High School.[3] While at BYU she was a member of the university's drill team, the Cougarettes. After her graduation she moved to Pennsylvania to join her husband, who she had married a few months earlier, who was then playing for the Phildephia Eagles. Her first two children were born in Pennsylvania. They then spent a few years in Salt Lake City while her husband studied at and coached at the University of Utah. They returned to Provo in 2002.

Personal life[edit]

Kaufusi is married to Steve Kaufusi who was formerly the defensive line coach for Brigham Young University.[4] Her son, Bronson Kaufusi, is a defensive end for the New York Jets while her other son, Corbin, plays basketball and football at BYU.


  1. ^ Benson, Lee (5 December 2017). "About Utah: Madame mayor: Michelle Kaufusi becomes Provo's first female boss in 166 years". deseretnews.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ Salt Lake Tribune article on Kaufusi
  3. ^ Provo Herald article on Kaufusi
  4. ^ "BYU football: Steve Kaufusi steps down, Preston Hadley hired". The Daily Universe. 2018-01-19. Retrieved 2018-03-27.