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1978 - Born in Birmingham, Alabama

1978 – In Birmingham, Alabama, Steve was the only child born in the United States of America to his mother Alicia Magdelena Loor Mera MD. When she was returning from Medical studies in Spain she decided o visit her brother who lived in Durham, North Carolina. After staying in North Carolina she flew to Birmingham, Alabama to visit her cousin who was a Medical Doctor part of the Anesthesiology Department team at the local hospital. Steve grew up in Ecuador until he turned 20. He moved to Durham, North Carolina in 1998. Steve was able to bring his mother legally to the US after following the proper immigration process.

In 2011, he married Maria Elisa Padilla, an Ecuadorian citizen with whom he has a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. Steve also has two older boys. Steve is an entrepreneur who owns a language solutions company, helping as a liaison with the language barrier. The love of his country and his conservative values, encouraged by his dear mother, helped shape his political future. Right after the election of the 44th President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama in 2008, Steve began to get involved in the political sphere. During 2014, Steve started volunteering for some North Carolinian candidates and joining the Republican National Committee – Hispanics Initiatives as Chair of the Morrisville town. Later that same year in November, Steve joined the Republican National Hispanic Assembly Capital Area Chapter as its Treasurer. In January of 2015, he went on to become the Vice Chairman for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of North Carolina.

Steve served as the National 2nd Vice Chairman for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of the United States of America and a Council Member for the North Carolina Governor on the Hispanic/Latino Affairs.


I am a First Generation Ecuadorian-American born in Birmingham, Alabama. The only child of a strong single mother who raised me in Ecuador with traditional and conservative values, in addition to always encouraging the love of United States of America.

My mother was one of the first 3 women who enlisted in the Ecuadorian Army, which she did after earning her doctorates degree. During my first 10 years living in Ecuador, I always remembered my mother talking about how wonderful and great President Ronald Reagan was while she was in the United States, telling me of all the amazing things he did for America. She always wanted me to keep in mind that the United States of America was my country above all.

The years passed on by, and after graduating from a government institution for technical careers with an automotive degree, my mother urged me to go to America and follow the American dream. I arrived in this beautiful country in September of 1998. A friend of my uncle's let me work at his BMW repair shop during the day while attending Durham Community College for English classes, and working as a waiter at night. In 1999 I was able to work at an IBM manufacturing plant in RTP where I became the first Hispanic to run a manufacturing line with all Hispanic employees. We became very successful as I trained, translated and motivated my team through hard work and dedication.

2001 – I was hired by Bank of America as a bilingual teller to assist the Hispanic Community open bank accounts.

2004 – I worked as a bilingual supervisor for a temp agency helping the Hispanic employees train and learn how to lead.

2006 – I received a part-time job at the NCBA (North Carolina Bar Association) as a bilingual lawyer referral specialist. During the morning hours, I worked as a Medical/Legal Interpreter for the workers' compensation cases.

2007 – I decided to start my own translation company, which I now run with the help of my wife Maria Elisa.

2010 – My wife and I formed another translation company providing services for other markets. During the last 10 years, while working as an interpreter and after running my own company, I learned the valuable lesson that failure is not a reason to abandon a dream. So I kept at it, fighting to become a successful businessman. I believe personal success comes from within, not from the assistance of the government.

Just as Ronald Reagan once said: “The best social program is a job.” Truer words have never been spoken. After having all those jobs for these last 18 years, I have fought through everything that has come my way, and I am proud of it. Failure and uncertainty do not intimidate me. I came to America with $150 in my pocket, a limited understanding of English and a backpack full of dreams that I continue to work towards fulfilling every day.

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