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Maria Elvira Salazar
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 27th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded by Donna Shalala
Personal details
Born November 1, 1961 (1961-11-01) (age 59)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education University of Miami (BA)
Harvard University (MPA)

Maria Elvira Salazar (born November 1, 1961) is an American journalist, broadcast television anchor and politician. She is a member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida's 27th congressional district since 2021.

As a journalist, she worked for the Spanish-language network Telemundo for thirty years as a news anchor for Miami-based Mega TV. She has also worked for CNN en Español and Univision.

She was the Republican nominee for Florida's 27th congressional district in 2018, losing the general election to Donna Shalala. Salazar and Shalala faced off again in the 2020 general election, and Salazar won.


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