Prince William County - Saturday, the Prince William County Republican Party nominated extreme Republican John Gray for At-Large County Chair.
Gray ran his campaign on age-old fear mongering, prioritizing a Trumpian “crackdown” on illegal immigration and rejection of LGBTQ rights. This result reflects a clear shift in the Prince William Republican Party, one that has lost touch with the community - a community that recognizes our differences and unites for a common good.
“Delegate Ayala is a proven leader who has worked arduously for Virginia’s families. As the daughter of an immigrant and a long-time resident of Prince William County, Delegate Ayala is a candidate who reflects the rich diversity of our nation. She has fought for a minimum wage increase and access to affordable health care throughout her career, and as a delegate, delivered a significant victory by helping pass Medicaid expansion. Latino Victory Fund is proud to endorse Delegate Ayala, and will continue to ensure that our state governments reflect our nation’s diversity and values."
“Anyone who has worked with Hala knows that she is a real force for good. I understand this first-hand, as someone who has collaborated with her in the Prince William National Organization of Women and in the Virginia General Assembly. Hala has taken her adversities and turned them into a catalyst for change, bringing much-needed compassion to legislation on behalf of working families. I stand proudly with Hala and endorse her re-election campaign for State Delegate,” said Representative Wexton
In the first campaign finance deadline of the year, Delegate Hala Ayala kicked off her re-election campaign with some of the strongest fundraising numbers in the VA House of Delegates, raising in the top 10th percentile of delegates running for re-election to the House. Reporting $61,590, Delegate Ayala also set the record for most money raised by an incumbent in the first quarter in HD-51 in the past decade.
“There is no question Hala has taken her tenacity and tough work ethic to Richmond. She has consistently delivered on the promises she made to the people of the Commonwealth. From expanding Medicaid to raising teacher pay, Hala has never been one to back down from a challenge. This is why I was proud to endorse her in 2017 and I am proud to stand with her today. It is imperative that we continue to build on the progress she has made in the legislature, and I look forward to her re-election in November”