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“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."

“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 have worked closely with Delegate Ayala during our time as colleagues in the General Assembly and I am so excited to endorse her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Betsy Carr. “Delegate Ayala knows first hand how to build bridges and pass meaningful legislation that impacts people's lives for the better. I know she'll continue this work as Lieutenant Governor and I hope you'll join me in supporting her." 

“The daughter of an immigrant, a single mom, and a dedicated Virginian invested in the wellbeing of her community, EMILY’s List is confident Hala Ayala is the right person to advocate for Virginia families as lieutenant governor,” said Emily Cain, EMILY’s List Executive Director.

“We’re proud to support Delegate Ayala in her historic candidacy for lieutenant governor because she is a proven leader who embodies the type of leadership that makes government work for the people. She has been an effective leader in the House of Delegates, and if elected lieutenant governor, she’ll expand her bold vision for a prosperous Virginia centered on creating opportunities for all,” said Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Fund president & CEO.

The fight for access to affordable, quality healthcare is personal to Ayala because when Hala’s son was born, her job at the time offered no health insurance. When her newborn son experienced health complications, Hala was able to get care through Medicaid -- and it saved his life. That is why she will always fight for access to affordable healthcare for all Virginians.