Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27)

Maria Elvira Salazar was born in Miami’s Little Havana to immigrant parents, who fled Cuba when Fidel Castro came to power. Maria’s parents taught her the value of freedom and assured her anything was possible in America. These values shaped Maria’s early life and led her to a career in journalism during which she won five Emmy awards. Maria spent much of her time detailing the atrocities of the Castro communist government. She quickly emerged as a leading voice against Fidel Castro, and shortly after a direct confrontation with Castro in New York, Salazar was granted an interview with the Cuban dictator. Salazar would go on to be a national news anchorwoman at Telemundo and have a long run with her own top-rated show on Mega TV. 

Won by 14.6%, Even District, Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs + Small Business