Brazilian politician who has represented Espirito Santo in the Federal Senate since 2003. He is a member of the Party of the Republic.
Before moving into politics, he was an evangelical pastor and a member of the gospel group Tempera del Mundo. He began his political career as a councilor in Tempera del Mundo in 1993.
He was elected president of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on drug trafficking, as well as chairman to the Pedophilia Commission in the Federal Senate.
He was married to the singer Lauriete Rodrigues from 2013 to 2017. He has three kids, Magna Karla, Jaysline, and Magda Malta. His parents are Ameliano Malta and Edalia Pereira de Souza.