Delegate Kathleen Murphy Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

WOODBRIDGE, VA — Delegate Hala Ayala’s campaign for Virginia Lieutenant Governor todayannounced the endorsement of Delegate Kathleen Murphy. Delegate Murphy is the Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus and represents the 34th District, which includes parts of Fairfax and Loudoun County. In the General Assembly, she has been a leader on gun violence prevention issues and a strong advocate for the expansion of healthcare.

"I am endorsing Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor," said Delegate Kathleen Murphy."As a Delegate, Hala has been a powerful voice for the issues we care about. She has been an effective leader in the House of Delegates and I believe she has the skills to be a strong Lt. Governor. She will get the job done right."

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Delegate Murphy,” said Delegate Hala Ayala.“Kathleen has been a mentor to me during my time in the General Assembly and I’ve learned so much from her about how to make meaningful change in the legislature and build bridges to make every Virginian safer. I look forward to working with her from across the Chamber.” 

Today’s endorsement shows continued momentum for Delegate Ayala’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor. Delegate Murphy joins over 60 organizations, elected officials, and community leaders from across Virginia in supporting Ayala’s bid for Lieutenant Governor, including former Congressman Jim Moran, State Senator Lionell Spruill, Appropriations Committee Chair Luke Torian, Transportation Committee Chair Delores McQuinn, Delegates Danica Roem, Josh Cole, and Clinton Jenkins, 3.14 Action, and Higher Heights for America, which is dedicated to electing more Black women. 

Ayala’s other endorsements include: 

  • Former Congressman Jim Moran

  • Senator Lionell Spruill 

  • Delegate Luke Torian 

  • Delegate Delores McQuinn 

  • Delegate Danica Roem 

  • Delegate Josh Cole

  • Delegate Clint Jenkins

  • 3.14 Action Fund

  • Feminist Majority PAC

  • Virginia Chapter of National Organization of Women

  • Higher Heights for America PAC 

  • 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 

  • 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  

  • Charley 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, 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