Endorsement

Delegate Vivian Watts Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

"I am pleased to endorse Delegate Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Watts. “Delegate Ayala is a principled legislator with a deep understanding of policy and how this can better the lives of Virginians. Hala is the strong and compassionate candidate we need on the ticket to defeat Winsome Sears. I hope you will join me in supporting her."

President Pro Tempore of the Virginia Senate Louise Lucas Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

“I am pleased to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Senator Luise Lucas. “Delegate Ayala has been a voice for justice and equity in the House of Delegates and she has worked hard to build relationships with her Black Caucus members in the Senate to make real change in our Commonwealth. I know she will bring these traits to the Lieutenant Governor role and I hope you will join me in supporting her.”

Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Delegate Rip Sullivan Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

"I am proud to endorse Delegate Ayala for Lieutenant Governor," said Delegate Sullivan. "Our Democratic majority has produced historic progress and transformed our Commonwealth, and Hala's leadership and commitment to democratic values has played a major role.  I know she'll be a Lieutenant Governor for all Virginians and I hope you'll join me in supporting her."

Delegate Marcus Simon Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

 “I am so excited to endorse my colleague Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Simon. “Hala has been a trusted partner in the General Assembly and we have been able to pass transformative legislation that impacts real Virginians with her help. I know she will bring her legislative expertise and principled leadership to the Lieutenant Governor's office and I hope you’ll join me in supporting her."

Delegate Paul Krizek Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

"I am so excited to endorse Delegate Ayala's historic candidacy for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Krizek. “I have worked closely with Hala during her four years in the General Assembly and she has been a central part of our Majority's greatest accomplishments. While I will miss her in the House of Delegates, I know that she will serve our Commonwealth with compassion and integrity as Lieutenant Governor. I hope you will join me in supporting Delegate Ayala."

ICYMI: Former Delegate and Democratic Leader David Toscano Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

“I support Hala Ayala For Lieutenant Governor,” said Toscano. “She is a member of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and cyber security expert. Hala understands the role of the Lieutenant Governor. She is collaborative in her approach, a quality that we in need in that job. When you work closely with people in elective office, you learn who has the temperament, skills and integrity to do the job. Hala is that person.”

Senator Janet Howell Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala’s Campaign for Lieutenant Governor

"I am proud to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. We need more leaders like Hala in Richmond," said Senator Janet Howell. "It is so crucial to have elected officials who understand the importance of national and cyber security on the state level and how it impacts our Commonwealth. Hala will use her cyber security expertise and decade plus of activism to build coalitions and get things done. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor.”

Virginia’s List Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

"Virginia's List is proud to support Delegate Ayala's historic candidacy for Lieutenant Governor," said Julie Jakopic, Chair of Virginia's List. "Delegate Ayala has been a champion for women and families throughout her time in office. She has been a support system and mentor to so many women in our Commonwealth who make the brave choice to run for office and make change in their communities." 

Women of Color Coalition Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor

Women of Color Coalition is pleased to announce our formal endorsement of Hala Ayala for Lt. Governor of Virginia. Delegate Ayala has been a proven and effective leader in Virginia's state legislature fighting for policies that better the lives of women of color and their families. Delegate Ayala understands the struggles many working mothers face, and we have no doubt her lived experiences will help keep her connected to everyday Virginians. 

Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti Endorses Delegate Hala Ayala’s Campaign for Lieutenant Governor

“I am proud to endorse Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti. “I met Hala when she was first running for the House of Delegates in 2017. Her advocacy for Medicaid expansion based on her own experience fighting for her son made an immediate impression. In 2019, I hosted an event here in Arlington for Hala when she ran for re-election: she is deeply committed to equity, real, hard-working, and inspiring. I endorse her wholeheartedly as the right choice in this election and the right person to move Virginia forward."