April 11, 2018
Maria Elvira Salazar, candidate for Florida’s 27th Congressional District, announced today that she has raised more than $300,000 in the first quarter of 2018, barely a month after kicking off her campaign. Maria Elvira launched her campaign via social media on March 1, 2018.
“We had a very successful first month of fundraising and I am so humbled and thankful to my family, friends and many others for their support,” said Maria Elvira. “As a first-time candidate and political outsider, the support I’ve received is evidence that you do not have to be a professional politician or Washington insider to reach the voters of South Florida and our district. I look forward to continuing to validate our message that ‘Together, All is Possible’.”
About Maria Elvira Salazar:
Maria Elvira Salazar is a five-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist veteran. Until recently, she was the sole anchor of MEGATV nightly newscast and previously hosted her own daily prime-time political news show called “Maria Elvira Live.” Salazar 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 25 years. 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. She began her career in broadcasting in 1984 as a local reporter for Univision Network agship station Channel 23, in Miami, Florida.
Salazar was born in Miami to Cuban parents who ed in 1960, the arrival of the Cuban communist revolution. She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Miami and earned her 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.