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Hala Ayala

Virginia House of Delegates District 51

Delegate Hala Ayala is the daughter of an immigrant and truly representative of the diverse district she serves – she is African American, Irish, Lebanese, and Latina. She, along with Delegate Guzman, were the first Latinas elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017. She is the product of Prince William County Public Schools; her children also attended Prince William County Public Schools and she served as the PTA for her son’s school.

A single mom of two, she worked her way from working in a service job to putting herself through school and moving up in the cyber-security field (she now has Top-Secret level clearance as a cyber-security expert).

In her time in office, she has kept her promise to the people she represents and has fought tirelessly to successfully expand Medicaid, improve the transportation system, and give teachers a pay raise. She also championed legislation to get the Equal Rights Amendment to the House Floor for Virginia to be the 38th and final state to ratify it into the Constitution, though Republicans ultimately killed the bill.

Now Delegate Ayala is running against the same person she unseated in 2017, who held the seat for eight years prior.

EveryDistrict endorsed Delegate Ayala in 2017 and we’re proud to be supporting her re-election campaign in 2019.