As a lifelong Virginia resident, Hala understands where we’ve come from and embodies the diversity of our future.

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Governor Ralph Northam

Speaker of the House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn

House Majority Leader Charniele Herring


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Delegate Hala Ayala’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor announced the launch of their second television ad featuring Governor Ralph Northam, who endorsed Delegate Ayala in April. The spot will run in multiple markets in Virginia showcasing Delegate Ayala’s work with Governor Northam to expand affordable health care, pass criminal justice reform, and raise teacher pay and history-making campaign.

You can watch the TV ad here.


“Virginians need a Lieutenant Governor who can build bridges instead of barriers to progress. They need a Lieutenant Governor who will protect and expand reproductive rights, not attack them. They need a Lieutenant Governor who will make it easier to vote, not harder. Virginians need a Lieutenant Governor who understands their struggles and who can build on the progress we’ve made to make real change in people's lives. I am that candidate, and as Lieutenant Governor, I will be a leader for all Virginians, no matter their political party.” 


“I’m grateful for Governor Northam’s decisive action to support Virginia families and businesses as we recover from the Colonial Pipelines cyberattack. His Executive Order will help our Commonwealth prepare by increasing flexibility and funding to prevent any potential shortages. 

 

Meet Hala

Born and raised in Virginia, Hala understands our Commonwealth, its history, its challenges, and its many opportunities. As the daughter of a Salvadorian and North African immigrant father and an Irish and Lebanese mother, Hala reflects the growing diversity of Virginia and the strength that it brings to our future.

Growing up, Hala’s family struggled to make ends meet. And when she was pregnant, her job didn’t offer any health insurance. Thankfully, she qualified for Medicaid, which provided healthcare for her and her son. After he was born, he suffered from asthma and acid reflux and needed urgent medical attention. Medicaid saved his life.

Hala went on to build a career as a single working mom. For over 20 years as a cybersecurity specialist with the Department of Homeland Security, she worked to protect our nation’s information systems and prevent attacks on our national security. And in 2013, Hala completed her college degree online while working full time.

From the local PTA and statewide women’s advocacy groups to serving on the McAuliffe Council of Women, Hala has long worked for progress. In 2017, she helped organize the first Women’s March in Washington. Seeing millions of women stand up against division and hate inspired her to run for office. She ran for Virginia’s 51st House District and won against a four-term Republican incumbent in the diverse and fast-growing suburbs of Prince William County.

A key part of the new Democratic Majority, she made good on her campaign promises – expanding Medicaid for 400,000 Virginians, raising teacher pay, passing the Equal Rights Amendment and expanding background checks to keep guns out of dangerous hands.

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