As a member of Prince William County community for over 35 years, Hala Ayala is running to give a new, needed voice for the 51st House District of Virginia.
An Advocate for Working Families
Hala has personally experienced the challenges of single motherhood and lack of access to affordable health insurance. She understands the concerns of working families today. She has fought for raising the minimum wage, equal pay and affordable access to health care as the founder and former president of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW).
A Dedicated Public Servant
Hala worked her way up from a service job without health insurance to become a cybersecurity specialist with the Department of Homeland Security. For over 17 years, she worked to protect our nation’s information systems, enforce security measures, and prevent attacks by safeguarding computers, networks and data from criminal intrusion and security breaches. She’s ready to use that same determination and work ethic to ensure that Prince William County families can flourish.
A Champion for Women’s Rights in Virginia
Hala helped organize Virginia for the Women’s March on Washington in January. She helped organize buses to transport people to DC and raised money to help with the expenses for those who may not otherwise be able to participate. As former president of the Prince William County chapter of NOW, she fought for equal pay for equal work so that women get paid equally for the same work. Hala also currently serves on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Council on Women.
Only 17 of Virginia’s 100 state delegates are women. Hala believes that that number should be higher to make sure that all voices are heard, in order to create a better future for all Virginians.