Washington Post – In a changing Virginia suburb, a slate of diverse Democrats hopes to show path back to power

Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post LAKE RIDGE, Va. — Hala Ayala, a Democrat vying to represent Prince William County in the state legislature, heard the usual gripes when she approached Susan Frederick outside the voter’s tidy suburban townhouse: low teacher pay, congested commutes to federal jobs. Then their chat turned intense. Frederick, a 38-year-old naturalized citizen… Read More

The Guardian US – Year of the woman: the Democrats inspired by Trump to run for office

Lauren Gambino, The Guardian US Like so many women, she marched and now she’s running. Hala Ayala has been active in Democratic politics for more than a decade, but it wasn’t until after she helped organize a contingent of Virginia women of the Women’s March on Washington that she saw her name on the ballot.… Read More

ELLE.com – How Hala Ayala Is Running for the Virginia House of Delegates after Charlottesville

As told to Mattie Kahn, originally published on ELLE.com Hala Ayala is a candidate to represent the 51st District in the Virginia House of Delegates in the upcoming election. A single mom, Ayala decided to leave behind a 17-year career in cyber security to run for office. She’s the founder and current president of the… Read More

WUSA – Record number of women run for office in Virginia

Peggy Fox, WUSA Video found HERE WOODBRIDGE – It’s been six months after the largest national protest in United States history. The Women’s March made big promises. Now, in Virginia, it turns out lots of women are keeping those promises and running for office. During the primary, 51 women—a record number—ran for seats in Virginia’s… Read More

USA Today – It wasn’t just a ‘march’: Six months later, Virginia women run for office

Heidi M Przybyla, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Six months after the Women’s March on Washington, the biggest national protest in U.S. history, women aren’t just thinking about running for office. As the race for Virginia’s House of Delegates shows, they’re doing it. There was skepticism the women who came to Washington in late January on… Read More

Virginia Advocates for Women and Working Families Support Hala Ayala for House of Delegates

Hala Ayala, candidate for the 51st District of the House of Delegates, has earned the endorsements of women’s advocacy groups throughout Virginia and beyond, as well as a number of state and local elected officials, including state Sen. Jennifer Wexton and former state Sen. Emilie Miller. Read More

EMILY’s List Endorses Hala Ayala for the Virginia House of Delegates

WOODBRIDGE – Today, EMILY’s List endorsed Hala Ayala for the 51st District in Virginia’s House of Delegates. Ayala founded and was president of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She served as vice president of Virginia NOW and is a member of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Council on Women. “Hala’s… Read More

Congressman Connolly Endorses Hala Ayala for the 51st District Seat in the House of Delegates

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),… Read More

Former Prince William NOW president launches bid for state delegate

By Jill Palermo As printed in the Prince William Times Lake Ridge resident Hala Ayala has been active in the local political scene for a while. She volunteered for the Obama campaign in 2012 and re-launched Prince William County’s dormant NOW chapter, becoming its president in 2014. Now, Ayala says she’s ready to take it… Read More