Higher Heights for America PAC Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

Higher Heights, the only political action committee exclusively dedicated to electing more progressive Black women, endorses Ayala for Lieutenant Governor. 

WOODBRIDGE, VA — Delegate Hala Ayala’s campaign for Virginia Lieutenant Governor today announced the endorsement of Higher Heights for America PAC, the only political action committee exclusively dedicated to electing more Black women.

“I am so honored to be endorsed by Higher Heights,” said Delegate Hala Ayala. “It’s long past time we break down the barriers for women, and particularly women of color like me, whose voices have been missing from our highest offices.  I would not be where I am today without organizations like Higher Heights.” 

“Their work on behalf of Black women has changed the political landscape of our nation, and I look forward to working with them to change our Commonwealth for the better and elect the first Afro-Latina Lieutenant Governor.” 

Higher Heights for America PAC is the only political action committee exclusively dedicated to electing more progressive Black women at the federal and statewide levels and as mayors in the 100 most populated U.S. cities. With the support of their rapidly growing network of members, activists, volunteers and supporters, Higher Heights PAC has helped Black women grow their political leadership and representation.  You can read more about their electoral successes here.

Ayala’s other endorsements include: 

  • Chairman Luke Torian, House Appropriations 
  • Chairwoman Delores McQuinn, House Transportation 
  • 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
  • Councilwoman Mike Jones, Richmond
  • Councilwoman Amy Jackson, Alexandria
  • Councilwoman Mark Wolfe, Manassas City 
  • Supervisor Andrea Bailey, Prince William County 
  • Supervisor Victor Angry, Prince William County 
  • Councilwoman Cyndy Neville, Dumfries 
  • Councilwoman Selonia Miles, Dumfries 
  • Councilwoman Brian Fields, Dumfries 
  • Vice Chair Barbara Kanninen, Arlington School Board 
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Terron Sims, Vice Chair for DNC Veterans and Military Families Council 
  • Mike Velasquez, Regional Coordinator of DNC Veterans and Military Families Council
  • Carol Lieber, DNC Delegate and Community Organizer 
  • Richard Jessie, Prince William County Community Leader
  • Cozy Bailey, Prince William County NAACP Chapter President 
  • Amanda Linton, Women for Biden State Leader 
  • Lisa Sales, Women’s Rights Activist 
  • Ernestine Jenkins, Prince William County Community Leader 
  • Al Brooks, Prince William County Community Leader 
  • Frank Callahan, Henrico County Community Leader 
  • Monica Hutchinson, Henrico County Community Leader
  • Sara Townsend, Prince William County Leader
  • Jennifer Jessie, Prince William County Leader