Virginia delegate announces 2021 run for lieutenant governor
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state delegate in Virginia is now running for lieutenant governor.
Virginia Del. Hala Ayala made the announcement on Twitter early Tuesday morning. If she wins, she will become the first woman to hold the position.
I’m running because I believe my life experience enables me to represent the people of Virginia and help lead us during this critical moment to build bridges and keep moving our commonwealth forward into a strong, just, and prosperous future. (2/3)— Hala Ayala (@HalaAyala) July 14, 2020
Ayala says Virginia families want someone who understands their experiences and can bring people together.
The Washington Post reports Virginia Del. Elizabeth R. Guzman also may join the race, and former Virginia Del. Timothy D. Hugo has said he may run on the Republican side.
Ayala was elected to represent Prince William County in Virginia’s House of Delegates in 2017 after taking on four-term Republican incumbent Rich Anderson.
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