U.S. Rep., Dist. 27
11-06-18 General Election
 

Mayra Joli (NPA)

 

Maria Elvira Salazar (R)

 

Donna Shalala (D)

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Mayra Joli (NPA)
Maria Elvira Salazar (R)
Donna Shalala (D)

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  Endorsements
0 Conserv.    0 Liberal    0 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • Sammy Sosa
  • Coronel Matias Farias
  • Mr. Tomas Garcia Fuste
2 Conserv.    0 Liberal    0 Other

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  • (None)
0 Conserv.    6 Liberal    0 Other

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  • (None)
  Info from Other Sources
  Stands on Issues

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   Strongly Agree
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   Strongly Agree
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   Agree
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Joli:   Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Joli:   Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Joli:   Strongly Disagree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Joli:   Strongly Agree
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Joli:   2016 Republican Primary
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Joli:   Every life is of value and life begins at conception.
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Joli:   United States must build coalitions among its allies to eliminate the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism anywhere it exists in the world. All nations who have an interest in preventing terror must contribute financially and militarily toward this goal. Global diplomatic and military action against terror groups and any government providing safe haven or support to such groups.
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Joli:   Human being is prone to corruption.
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Joli:   I believe in traditional values: faith in God, prayer to God our Savior which has been the foundation of national traditions. Honor, respect for the family, diligent work ethics, absolute values of right and wrong, honesty in business practices, wholesomeness in leadership, respect toward authority, moderation rather than excess, a family which consist of both parents taking responsibility to provide for our own, such as one spouse, family, children, learning how to behave, to have manners, good morals, honest, unselfish generous and considerate of others...learn and pass on the benefits on discipline, hard work and responsibility. Giving day to day good role models of how to be loving and kind to one' spouse encouraging and supportive to our children...these sort of things which can cause marriages to last, families to succeed and which make our nation...strong and free! Keep America Great!
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Joli:   Conservative
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Joli:   I am a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and neighbor. I am a Eucharistic Minister. Follow me on social media, come to see me, ask about me...it is all out in the open!
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Joli:   Our current healthcare system is not working for the average American. I supports the establishment of a market-based healthcare system and health savings accounts (HSA) that would allow Americans to control their own medical care, while having lower premiums and manageable deductibles and co-pays. I believes we must focus on good healthcare before we get sick. Eating more wholesome food, including avoiding processed foods, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle, must be promoted at the national level to bring down the cost of healthcare, now too often delivered on the “back end” after sickness and disease are present. I supports the overhaul of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including efforts to determine whether the regulation of food and drugs may be misdirected or counter-productive to the health of our people.
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Joli:   Our federal government should support free economic markets and encourage new business development and growth through policies advocating lower business taxes and less regulation. I trust the marketplace and disfavors big government control and over-taxation of the inherent power of our capital-based economy. I believes that the federal government should develop a balanced budget every year. Deficit spending must be stopped. Like any business or family budget, we need to look at the “bottom line” and hold our elected representatives to that standard. I supports balanced budget initiatives, including a Constitutional Amendment to require a balanced federal budget. I believes the highways, bridges, and airports of our great nation must be repaired and rebuilt for the safety of those who use them and for the good of our economy. I support smart federal spending for a national infrastructure improvement program to take place over the next 20 years.
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Joli:   I believe and trust the direction President Donald Trump is taking the country.
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Joli:   We are doing it!
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Joli:   Let's make sure we work hard for our money. Instill in the future generations the inherent profound satisfaction of getting up and get moving.
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Joli:   I am an attorney, activist, founder of the Joli Law Firm PLLC, a Brickell based boutique firm, exclusively practicing immigration law, and I am one of South Florida’s most successful immigration attorneys. I advocate for my client’s interests before the Immigration Court with my indefatigable professional savvy and dynamic heart. I was born in the Dominican Republic, immigrated legally to the United States and found my American Dream as a U.S. Citizen and advocate. I am a wife, mother, attorney and friend. A true innovator and change agent, I created Fashion Night on Brickell, an annual fundraising event that generates charitable contributions to support legal services for those faced with critical legal problems who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. With my spirit of philanthropy, local Miami-Dade County legal services providers have been able to continue advocating for vulnerable clients such as women and children victimized by a wide range of societal ills including domestic violence
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Joli:   manager@mayrajoliforcongress.com
Salazar:   (Did not answer)
Shalala:   (Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Joli:  
Salazar:  
Shalala:  
  Background
Mayra Joli (NPA)
Maria Elvira Salazar (R)
Donna Shalala (D)

Education

  • Supreme Court, Luisiana, Law, 2001

Education

  • Harvard University, Boston, MPA, 1995
  • Univ of Miami, Miami, BA, 1983

Education

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • Kristy House, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Casa Valentina, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Zoo Miami, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Glory House, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Dade Legal Aid, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Cancer Foundation, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Chapman Partnership, Contributor/Volunteer
  • Autism Speaks, Contributor/Volunteer

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • Guardian AD Litem, Case worker --Voluntary
  • Alpha and Omega Church, parishioner

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • none

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  • (None listed.)

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  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • none

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  • (None listed.)

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  • (None listed.)