Senator McPike joins Senator Spruill and 12 colleagues in the House of Delegates in supporting Delegate Ayala’s candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.
WOODBRIDGE, VA — Today, Delegate Hala Ayala’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor announced the endorsement of Senator Jeremy McPike. Senator McPike represents the 29th Senate District, which covers parts of Prince William County and Manassas.
“I am proud to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala For Lieutenant Governor,” said Senator McPike. “I have seen firsthand Hala’s ability to build coalitions and pass meaningful legislation that betters our Commonwealth. She understands the importance of policy that considers equity and justice. She has served her district well and I know she would continue this work as Lieutenant Governor. I hope you will join me in supporting her candidacy.”
“I am so honored to be endorsed by Senator McPike” said Delegate Hala Ayala. “I have worked closely with Jeremy throughout my time in the General Assembly and he has served Prince William County and our community with integrity and compassion. I know we will continue our partnership in the Senate and I look forward to serving with him as Lieutenant Governor.”
Ayala — the first Afro-Latina elected to the General Assembly — serves in leadership of the House Democratic majority as Chief Deputy Whip, where she has helped usher in transformational progress for Virginia, including expanding Medicaid, passing historic criminal justice reforms, and raising teacher pay. She would make history as the first woman elected Lieutenant Governor and the first woman of color elected statewide in Virginia history.
Last week, Delegate Ayala was endorsed by Governor Ralph Northam, Speaker of the House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn, House Majority Leader Charniele Herring, EMILY’s List, and Latino Victory Fund. They join dozens of 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, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, House Majority Whip Alfonso Lopez, House Majority Co-Whip Mike Mullin, Appropriations Committee Chair Luke Torian, Transportation Committee Chair Delores McQuinn, Delegates Besty Carr, Danica Roem, Josh Cole, Dawn Adams, Clinton Jenkins, and Kathleen Murphy, and Higher Heights for America, which is dedicated to electing more Black women. Read Hala’s full list of endorsers here.