Delegate Hala Ayala’s Campaign for Lieutenant Governor Releases Second TV Ad Featuring Governor Ralph Northam

Governor Northam, who endorsed Delegate Ayala in April, focuses on Delegate Ayala’s legislative record and history-making campaign

WOODBRIDGE, VA — Today, Delegate Hala Ayala’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor announced the launch of their second television ad featuring Governor Ralph Northam, who endorsed Delegate Ayala in April. The spot will run in multiple markets in Virginia showcasing Delegate Ayala’s work with Governor Northam to expand affordable health care, pass criminal justice reform, and raise teacher pay and history-making campaign. You can watch the TV ad here.

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. 

Delegate Ayala is 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 over 80 dozens organizations, elected officials, and community leaders from across Virginia in supporting Ayala’s bid for Lieutenant Governor, including former Congressman Jim Moran, Senator Lionell Spruill, Senator Jeremy McPike, Senator Janet Howell, 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, Paul Krizek and Kathleen Murphy, and Higher Heights for America, which is dedicated to electing more Black women. Read Hala’s full list of endorsers here.

The following is a transcript of the TV ad:

In 400 years, Virginia has never had a woman as Lieutenant Governor. 

America just made history with the election of Kamala Harris. 

It’s time to do the same here in the Commonwealth by electing Hala Ayala.

A leader in the House Democratic Majority, Hala helped me expand affordable health care, pass criminal justice reform, and raise teacher pay.

I know she’ll keep building on our progress. 

Join me in voting Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor.