Maria Elvira Salazar

U.S. Congress District 27

Broadcast journalist

Based on the questions you said you had for the candidates, we recapped the candidates’ stances on the following issues: guns, immigration, climate change and the environment, and criminal justice and systemic racism. But many of the candidates are novice candidates without stated positions on these issues, so we’ve left some of those blank.

The winners of the Republican and Democratic primaries for this seat will face off in the November general election.

Maria Elvira Salazar is an award-winning broadcast journalist who has worked for stations like Univision, Telemundo, and CNN en Español. She graduated from the University of Miami, and received a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She interviewed Fidel Castro back in 1995, something that has caused a lot of controversy in this race.


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Via candidate’s website: “I will strongly support solutions that concentrate on gun safety, including improving school resource officer training, universal background checks, and effectively closing loopholes that allow criminals to have access to firearms, while preserving the integrity of all our rights as Americans.”


Via candidate’s website: “We must tackle border security in a humane manner – without separating families – swiftly remove criminal aliens and correct visa overstay, while establishing a work authorization for the undocumented and a permanent solution for DACA recipients.”


Via the candidate’s website: She supports lowering taxes, closing loopholes on corporate tax law, and investing in transit infrastructure