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Virginia DNC Members, Biden Delegates, and Biden Harris Electors Endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

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From the Hala Ayala for LG campaign:

Virginia DNC Members, Biden Delegates, and Biden Harris Electors Endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

Ayala’s support from grassroots activists and campaign volunteers across the Commonwealth demonstrates a powerful campaign with over 50 endorsers.   

WOODBRIDGE VA — Delegate Hala Ayala’s campaign for Virginia Lieutenant Governor today announced that several members of the DNC Delegation from Virginia, and Biden Harris electors from the Commonwealth have endorsed her campaign for Lieutenant Governor. 

“Virginia played a crucial role in delivering the Presidency to Joe Biden and rebuking the hate and bigotry of Trump,” said Delegate Hala Ayala. “These activists worked tirelessly to make this happen and I am so honored to have their support. They understand that we need leaders who will build bridges and unite our Commonwealth and I can’t wait to work with them on issues that matter most to Virginians.” 

Here is what the endorsers had to say: 

“I’ve known Hala Ayala for many years, and I am so proud to endorse her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor,” said Cragg Hines, Biden-Harris Elector. “Hala has a deep understanding of the issues that face our Commonwealth and progressive ideas about how to address them. Hala will bring new leadership and representation to Richmond and serve all Virginians with honor.”

“I am so proud to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala,” said Carole Lieber, 8th Congressional District Biden National Delegate. “In my decades as a Democratic activist, Hala is one of the most dedicated, responsive, and compassionate leaders I have ever seen. We need her leadership in Richmond and I am hopeful you will join me in supporting her campaign for Lieutenant Governor.”

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Delegate Ayala for 10 years, and during that time, she has proven herself a true leader and activist of and for the people,” said Terron Sims, II, Vice Chair for DNC Veterans and Military Families Council. “Having grown up in eastern Prince William County myself, I am proud to see someone homegrown, such as Hala, stepping up as leaders do. Virginia is good, but it will be better with Hala Ayala as our next Lieutenant Governor.” 

“I am so proud to endorse my friend, Hala Ayala, for Lieutenant Governor. For over a decade, Hala has been a women’s rights advocate and our movement would not be where it is without her,” said Lisa Sales, Women’s Rights Advocate and At-Large Biden National Delegate. “Her work to make Virginia the 38th state to ratify the ERA has changed our Commonwealth for the good. It’s time to elect the first female Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and that woman should be Hala Ayala.” 

“I am proud to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Jeffery Person, At Large Biden National Delegate. “Hala has championed issues that matter to all Virginians, like access to affordable health care, criminal justice reform and protecting the environment. Hala will bring her proven track record to Richmond and be a voice for the voiceless as the first Afro-Latina Lieutenant Governor Of Virginia.” 

“As a national security specialist, I know firsthand how important it is to have leaders who understand the intricacies of national and cyber security and how it impacts our Commonwealth,” said Amanda Linton, Women for Biden State Leader and At-Large Biden Delegate. “Hala Ayala’s cyber security expertise is much needed in our Commonwealth and I know she will bring her decades of experience to Richmond and lead with compassion and strength. I am proud to endorse her campaign for Lieutenant Governor.”

“I am so proud to call Delegate Hala Ayala a fellow activist and friend,” said Monica Hutchinson, Henrico County Community Leader and At Large Biden Delegate. “Hala’s advocacy on behalf of women and children has impacted thousands of lives here in Virginia and I know she will continue this good work as Lieutenant Governor. That is why I am proud to endorse her campaign.” 

“Delegate Hala Ayala has been a tireless advocate for the LGBTQ+ community her entire career.  Her pro LGBTQ+ votes and support of repealing Marshall-Newman is highly commendable,“ said Charlie Conrad, Community Activist and Biden State Delegate. “I am proud to endorse her. Our Commonwealth needs more leaders like Hala who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the work done to help all Virginians. I know Hala would be an incredible Lieutenant Governor and I am proud to endorse her.”    

“I am proud to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Carter Turner, 9th Congressional District Biden National Delegate. “Hala has a proven track record of working across the aisle to get things done and she always has Virginians best interests in mind. She will continue this great work as Lieutenant Governor and I hope you’ll join me in supporting her.” 

“Delegate Hala Ayala is exactly the type of leader we need in Richmond and I am proud to endorse her for Lieutenant Governor,” said Gary Schatz, 7th Congressional District Biden National Delegate. “Hala knows the struggles everyday Virginians face and she is ready to get to work to make sure they are represented and get the support they need from our Government. I hope you’ll join me in supporting her.”

“I am proud to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Dewita Soeharjono, AAPI Community Leader and Biden State Delegate. “We have made so much progress in our Commonwealth but we need leaders in Richmond who represent what Virginia can be. Hala is a cyber security specialist and she understands the challenges we are dealing with on a statewide level and will bring her unique expertise to the table. I look forward to working with her on many issues that impact our citizens.“ 

“Delegate Hala Ayala is a champion for progressive issues and has been an advocate for women and children her entire career,” said Jalmeen Soni, AAPI Community Leader and Biden State Delegate. “She takes the time to listen to every community in our Commonwealth and is a leader for all Virginians. I am proud to endorse Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor and I hope you’ll join me!” 

You can view Hala’s full list of endorsers here: 

  • Higher Heights for America PAC 
  • Senator Lionell Spruill 
  • Delegate Luke Torian 
  • Delegate Delores McQuinn 
  • Delegate Danica Roem 
  • Delegate Josh Cole
  • Delegate Clint Jenkins
  • Mayor Derrick Wood, Dumfries
  • Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger, Manassas
  • Vice Mayor Monae Nickerson, Dumfries
  • Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch, Richmond
  • Councilman Mike Jones, Richmond
  • Councilwoman Amy Jackson, Alexandria
  • Councilman Mark Wolfe, Manassas City 
  • Supervisor Andrea Bailey, Prince William County 
  • Supervisor Victor Angry, Prince William County 
  • Councilwoman Cyndy Neville, Dumfries 
  • Councilwoman Selonia Miles, Dumfries 
  • Councilman Brian Fields, Dumfries 
  • Vice Chair Barbara Kanninen, Arlington 
  • School Board Member Loree Williams, Prince William County 
  • School Board Member Lillie Jessie, Prince William County 
  • Commonwealth Attorney Bryan Porter, Alexandria 
  • Clerk of Court Greg Parks, Alexandria 
  • Sheriff Alisa Gregory, Henrico 
  • Treasurer Patricia Ritchie Folks, Manassas 
  • Councilman Haseeb Javed, Manassa City Park 
  • Stacey Sher, Executive Producers of FX’s Ms. America and women’s right’s activist 
  • Kim Howard, Former candidate for Senate District 7 
  • Susan Hippen, Former candidate for Senate District 7 
  • Steven Burkarth, Former candidate for Henrico County Board of Supervisors 
  • Marques Jones, Former candidate for Henrico County Board of Supervisors
  • Richard Jessie, Prince William County Community Leader
  • Cozy Bailey, Prince William County NAACP Chapter President 
  • Amanda Linton, Women for Biden State Leader and At-Large Biden Delegate
  • Cragg Hines, Biden-Harris Elector
  • Jalmeen Soni,  AAPI Community Leader and Biden State Delegate 
  • Dewita Soeharjono,  AAPI Community Leader and Biden State Delegate  
  • Charlie Conrad, Community Activist and Biden State Delegate 
  • Carter Turner,  9th Congressional District Biden National Delegate 
  • Gary Schatz, 7th Congressional District Biden National Delegate 
  • Jeffery Person, At Large Biden National Delegate.  
  • Paul Ruiz, At Large Biden National Delegate.  
  • Carole Lieber, 8th Congressional District Biden National Delegate.
  • Terron Sims, II, Vice Chair for DNC Veterans and Military Families Council 
  • Mike Velasquez, Regional Coordinator of DNC Veterans and Military Families Council
  • Lisa Sales, Women’s Rights Advocate and At-Large Biden National Delegate
  • Monica Hutchinson, Henrico County Community Leader and At Large Biden Delegate 
  • Ernestine Jenkins, Prince William County Community Leader 
  • Al Brooks, Prince William County Community Leader 
  • Frank Callahan, Henrico County Community Leader 
  • Sara Townsend, Prince William County Leader
  • Jennifer Jessie, Prince William County Leader

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Delegate Hala Ayala is running for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia with a vision for a strong, just, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth. Ayala, who would be the first woman and first Afro-Latina to hold the position, embodies the bridge between Virginia’s past and its future, as well as the bridge between struggle and success that many Virginia families face. Learn more at HalaForVirginia.com

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