Today, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor, will return to Richmond for the General Assembly Special Session. As Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Delegates, Hala is the only candidate in the race with the legislative leadership experience to effectively preside over the state Senate and advance Virginia’s priorities.
“Anyone who attempts to undermine faith in our democracy has absolutely no place leading it. It’s hard to think of anything as irresponsible as using fear and misinformation around our elections as a fundraising opportunity. I’m disappointed and disturbed to see my opponent continuing to peddle such a dangerous myth that has cost Americans their lives. I’m calling on her to drop out of this event and finally disavow this conspiracy theory.”
“The word grateful doesn’t begin to cover it. Never could I have imagined two decades ago when I worked at a gas station without health insurance, pregnant with my first child, that I would be here today. Thank you to the countless volunteers and advocates who have put their heart and soul into our campaign for a more prosperous, more equal Virginia. With Virginians by my side, I know we’ll take our Commonwealth to the next level when I'm elected Lieutenant Governor.”
“This November, Virginians have yet another opportunity to choose progress by supporting our Democratic ticket,” said Del. Ayala. “Just like President Biden, Terry, Mark, and I are ready to hit the ground running on day one. Together, we’ll build on the success of Governor Northam and our Democratic majority. We’ll never lose sight of the workers, families, and communities we’re fighting for here in Virginia. As Lieutenant Governor, I’ll continue fighting to expand access to affordable health care, support our teachers and students, invest in broadband, and grow our economy.”
Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, joined a gun violence prevention roundtable with Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Attorney General Mark Herring, House of Delegates Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, and gun violence prevention survivors and advocates from across the Commonwealth.
“This campaign is by and for Virginians, and I am so grateful to have the support of a community who also believes in building on our progress for a stronger, more prosperous Virginia. Together, we will expand healthcare access, invest in our public schools and small businesses, and increase the affordability of quality child care. I will never forget the Virginian workers, families, and community members who I am fighting for, and I will continue to put them first as lieutenant governor.”