Maria Elvira Salazar

Born:November 1, 1961 (age 62)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2021-present
Education:B.A., University of Miami
M.P.A., Harvard University

Maria Elvira Salazar has served as the U.S. representative for Florida's 27th Congressional District since 2021.

Salazar was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Miami and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Salazar has been a news anchor for MEGA TV, Telemundo and CNN español, host of the television show Maria Elvira Live, a senior political correspondent for Telemundo, the Central American bureau chief for Univision, and a White House and Pentagon correspondent for Univision. She is recipient of five Emmy Awards in broadcast journalism.

For information on Salazar's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on

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