Miami-Dade, FL – October 23, 2018 – Three weeks ago, the Maria Elvira Salazar for Congress campaign released a list of scheduled debates and forum in English and Spanish for Congressional District 27. But, once again, our opponent Donna Shalala has decided to play political games. It is our hope she stops her stalling tactics and informs voters of these participations we had agreed to:
- ENGLISH: The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade, accepted for Thursday, October 4th.
- SPANISH: WSCV, Telemundo Channel 51 Debate, accepted for Wednesday, October 10th, and will air on Sunday, October 14th.
- SPANISH: Univision, WLTV Channel 23 with Ambrosio Hernandez accepted for Tuesday, October 16th.
- ENGLISH: WPLG, Channel 10 Debate on ‘This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg, accepted for Sunday, October 28th.
"Maria Elvira Salazar looks forward to sharing her views on the challenges facing the residents of District 27 this Sunday, during the scheduled English debate with Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg," stated Jose Luis Castillo on behalf of the Salazar campaign. "We hope our opponent finally confirms her participation. Voters need to hear from the candidates," he added.
About Maria Elvira Salazar:
Maria Elvira Salazar is a five-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist. 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 in the past 35 years. Until recently, Salazar was the sole anchor of the MEGATV nightly newscast and she previously hosted her own daily prime-time political news show called "Maria Elvira Live." She was the first and only U.S. Spanish-language television journalist to obtain a one-on-one interview with Fidel Castro during his 50 years in power. Salazar began her career in broadcasting in 1984 as a local reporter for the Univision Network flagship station Channel 23 in Miami, Florida.
Salazar was born in Miami to Cuban parents who fled in 1960, upon the arrival of the Cuban communist revolution. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
She lives in Coral Gables, Florida, with her two daughters.