Roger Salazar is founding partner of Acosta|Salazar, a Sacramento-based political consulting and public affairs firm. He sometimes serves as a paid consultant on ballot measure campaigns. The Acosta|Salazar website describes Salazar as someone whose "past knowledge of media communications helps our clients craft potent and strategic messages that sway public opinion."
Salazar served as national spokesman for the 2004 Democratic presidential primary campaign of eventual vice-presidential nominee U.S. Senator John Edwards (D-NC). He was a member of the Podium Operations team for the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA. He was also a national spokesman and deputy press secretary for the Gore 2000 Presidential Campaign Committee.
In 2002, Salazar was the press secretary for the Gray Davis campaign to win re-election to the post of Governor of California. From 2000-2002, he was the deputy press secretary for the Gray Davis administration. From 1994-999, he worked in Washington, D.C. for the Clinton administration, including stints as a White House assistant press secretary, assistant press secretary for Vice President Al Gore, and deputy press secretary in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Hispanic Business Magazine recognized Salazar as one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics in America" for his work on the Gore campaign in 2000. "California Political Week" recognized him as the "New Spinning Star" for his work on the Gray Davis campaign in 2002.
Salazar received his bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands and his master's degree from the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.