“I am so excited to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Mullin. “Hala has been a friend and colleague of mine for the last four years and I have enjoyed working with her on our Democratic Majority’s greatest accomplishments. Her passion and positive disposition are infectious and she brightens every room. I know she will bring this care and advocacy to the Lieutenant Governor's office and I hope you’ll join me in supporting her."
“I am proud to support Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Mayor Stoney. “I’ve seen Delegate Ayala’s work first hand, and she is exactly the type of leader we need here in Richmond. Her unique perspective and passion has served the Democratic Majority well in the General Assembly, and she has been a voice for our Black and Brown communities. She has been a leader within the General Assembly as it has been able to pass some of the most progressive legislation our Commonwealth has ever seen, and this has directly bettered the city of Richmond and it’s people. Hala consistently leads with justice and equity in mind, and I know she will continue this as Lieutenant Governor. I hope you will join me in supporting her.”
“I am excited to announce my support for Delegate Ayala’s candidacy for Lieutenant Governor,” said Supervisor Nelson. “Delegate Ayala has shown time and time again that she is a leader who puts people first and listens to the needs of all communities, especially those who have been underrepresented and underserved. She will be a voice for the voiceless in our Commonwealth. I hope you will join me in supporting Delegate Ayala for Lieutenant Governor.”
“Hala was my seat-mate during our first term after the 2017 election and has been a steadfast friend and remarkable leader,” said Delegate Adams. “We have amazing talent and amazing people running for statewide office but I believe Hala is the only candidate who can unite our party and win in November. I know she will continue to work hard building a better Virginia as our Lieutenant Governor.
“Today Virginia officially became the first state in the South to legalize marijuana. Yet again, our Commonwealth is leading the way to break down the legacy of Jim Crow and systematic racism. I am the mother to 2 Black children, and my greatest fear is that when they drive to work or walk around the block that they will not return home. Yesterday we were once again reminded of this painful reality with the verdict in the murder of George Floyd. We have a great deal of work to do to heal generations of trauma and begin to create an equitable justice system.
“I am excited to announce my support for Delegate Ayala in her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Alfonso Lopez. “I have worked side by side with Hala for the last four years, including two as Chief Deputy Whip, and I have been impressed with her leadership and ability to build bridges both within our own party and across the aisle.”