Leading Female Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Endorses Maria Elvira Salazar

Stefanik: “Maria Elvira Salazar is the fresh voice we need in Congress now more than ever.”


Today, Maria Elvira Salazar announced the endorsement of a leading female Republican Member of Congress, Representative Elise Stefanik, and Elevate PAC (E-PAC) in her campaign against Donna Shalala. Salazar will be one of the first E-PAC candidates endorsed in 2019.

In her endorsement of Salazar, Congresswoman Stefanik commented “Maria Elvira Salazar is the fresh voice we need in Congress now more than ever. She is a strong, independent female candidate who speaks truth to power and will represent the district well.”

“Maria knows firsthand the devastating effects of the socialist policies that liberals are pushing in Washington. She is not one to stay silent and will be a powerful voice for freedom in Congress. I am proud to endorse Maria Elvira Salazar for Congress,” said Congresswoman Stefanik.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has made it her mission to grow the number of female Republicans in Congress, launching E-PAC earlier this year. “Congresswoman Stefanik is doing a tremendous job helping to elect strong female candidates across the country, and I’m honored to have her support,” said Salazar. “Liberals in Washington will do whatever it takes to keep Donna Shalala as she sits idly by, watching silently as they pass their extreme, socialist agenda. This early support will help us continue fight for the freedom many in our community gave up so much to attain.”

Born in Little Havana to parents who fled Cuba with just five dollars in their pocket, the pursuit of freedom and the American Dream was instilled into Maria Elvira Salazar at an early age. While being raised in Miami and Puerto Rico, Salazar listened as her parents told stories of the oppressive communist regime from which they escaped.

Salazar graduated from the University of Miami and later from Harvard University which she paid for herself. She began a career in journalism where she interviewed a wide range of social and political leaders, including Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Alvaro Uribe, Jose Maria Aznar, Vicente Fox, Juan Manuel Santos, Augusto Pinochet, Nicolas Maduro and, more recently, Juan Guaidó. Winning five Emmy Awards, she was recognized for her passion for freedom and uncovering the oppressive communist and socialist regimes in Latin America especially in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Salazar was recently named to the NRCC’s Young Guns “On the Radar” list signifying she is one of the top Republican candidates in the country.

Florida’s 27th Congressional District includes the city of Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, West Miami, Pinecrest, Key Biscayne, South Miami, North Bay Village, Cutler Bay, and Palmetto Bay.