FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2019
Last week, The National Republican Congressional Committee named Maria Elvira Salazar to their Young Guns program as an “On the Radar” candidate after just two weeks as a candidate for Congress. Salazar is one of only 43 GOP candidates around the country to receive the designation. According to the NRCC, the Young Guns program “requires candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the election cycle to ensure their campaigns remain competitive, well-funded and communicative within their districts.”
“Being recognized as a top candidate after just getting started is an honor, but there is so much left to do,” said Salazar. “Our work is only beginning as we know Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat socialist sympathizers in Congress will do everything they can to keep Shalala in Washington. They know Shalala will not prevent them from instituting dangerous socialist policies while I will always be a voice for our community and for freedom.”
Maria Elvira Salazar announced her candidacy for Congress on August 1, 2019 and has been coalescing support around the district and across South Florida.
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.
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.