Maria Elvira Salazar

Education:B.A., University of Miami
M.P.A., Harvard University

Maria Elvira Salazar was the 2018 Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida's 27th Congressional District.

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.

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