WOODBRIDGE – Congressman Gerry Connolly endorsed Hala Ayala today in her bid for the 51st District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, citing her long history of work for Democratic causes in the Commonwealth. Ayala is the former president and founder of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), vice president of Virginia NOW and serves on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Council on Women.
“I am proud to support my friend Hala in taking the next step to better serve Prince William County,” said Congressman Connolly. “Over the years, I have come to admire her passion for our community and advocacy on behalf of women and families. Without a doubt, she will fight to expand opportunities for working people and represent all of us in Richmond. I look forward to working with her when she is the next Delegate for the 51st District.”
Ayala helped organize the Virginia delegation for the Women’s March on Washington in January and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention last year.
“I am so honored to receive an early endorsement from my own Congressman,” said Hala Ayala. “I have long admired his commitment to Virginia’s families and record of public service, both locally and nationally. Congressman Connolly consistently seeks to represent all of his constituents equally and fairly, something that is clearly lacking in our current Delegate. When elected, I will put our community ahead of partisan Richmond politics.”
Connolly’s endorsement follows that of Supervisor John Jenkins, member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors- Neabsco District.