Maria Elvira Salazar is a five-time Emmy award-winning broadcast
journalist and the 2018 Republican nominee for Florida’s 27th Congressional District.
She has established her reputation as a leading expert on Latin American affairs and the U.S. Hispanic community by covering major breaking-news events for the past 35 years.
Salazar Salazar is one of the pioneers of the burgeoning Spanish-language television industry, hosting, producing, and directing countless programs for the U.S. Hispanic audience.
Salazar was a small business owner as an independent television producer for fifteen years, generating jobs and supporting families in South Florida.
Salazar was born in Miami to Cuban refugees who fled in 1960, upon the arrival of the Cuban communist revolution. She resides in Coral Gables, Florida with her two teenage daughters.