Voter guide: November 2018 Midterm Elections
- We're publishing new sections of our November 2018 Midterm Election Guide each day through October 24 to get you ready to cast your ballot. Here's what we've published so far:
- U.S. Congress: Senate, House District 25, House District 26, House District 27
- Florida: State amendments, Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Chief Financial Officer, Justices and Judges
- Local referenda: Miami-Dade County, City of Miami, City of Miami Beach
- Plus, if you’ve got questions on HOW to vote, check out our Q&A here.
In a crowded field of nearly 10 candidates, Maria Elvira Salazar was able to secure the Republican candidacy for U.S. Congress District 27 in the August primary.
Since the primary, she’s gained a lot of momentum on Democratic candidate Donna Shalala in the race to replace the departing U.S. Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Despite the district’s Democratic leaning and her lack of political experience, she’s been able to lean on her popularity and messaging in Spanish-speaking communities due to her work as a broadcast journalist.
In her 35-year career she’s 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.
Based on the questions you had for the candidates, and factoring in some relevant topics, we sent questionnaires to the candidates and asked them questions about the following issues: the environment, criminal justice reform, gun control, the economy, healthcare, Puerto Rico, and immigration.