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"I have worked closely with Delegate Ayala during our time as colleagues in the General Assembly and I am so excited to endorse her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Betsy Carr. “Delegate Ayala knows first hand how to build bridges and pass meaningful legislation that impacts people's lives for the better. I know she'll continue this work as Lieutenant Governor and I hope you'll join me in supporting her." 

“The daughter of an immigrant, a single mom, and a dedicated Virginian invested in the wellbeing of her community, EMILY’s List is confident Hala Ayala is the right person to advocate for Virginia families as lieutenant governor,” said Emily Cain, EMILY’s List Executive Director.

“We’re proud to support Delegate Ayala in her historic candidacy for lieutenant governor because she is a proven leader who embodies the type of leadership that makes government work for the people. She has been an effective leader in the House of Delegates, and if elected lieutenant governor, she’ll expand her bold vision for a prosperous Virginia centered on creating opportunities for all,” said Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Fund president & CEO.

Delegate Hala Ayala’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor announced the launch of their first television and radio ad buy. The television and radio ads are the first installment of a strategic ad buy in multiple markets in Virginia showcasing Delegate Ayala’s consistent record of delivering for working families in the General Assembly and history-making campaign.

The fight for access to affordable, quality healthcare is personal to Ayala because when Hala’s son was born, her job at the time offered no health insurance. When her newborn son experienced health complications, Hala was able to get care through Medicaid -- and it saved his life. That is why she will always fight for access to affordable healthcare for all Virginians.

“During my time as Governor, we have made extraordinary progress in our Commonwealth, from expanding Medicaid for 500,000 Virginians to passing critical criminal justice reforms,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “We need to continue building on that progress, and that’s why I am so excited to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor. Her leadership in the House Democratic majority has been central to these and so many other historic pieces of legislation that are improving the lives of Virginia families. I’ve seen firsthand her indispensable ability to bring people together to make progress, and I know Hala will continue the good work we’ve accomplished to move Virginia forward.”