Virginia delegate announces 2021 run for lieutenant governor

Virginia delegate announces 2021 run for lieutenant governor
Virginia Virginia House of Delegate member, Del. Hala Ayala, D-Prince William County, center, reacts to the remarks of Virginia House of Delegates, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, during opening ceremonies of the 2020 Virginia General Assembly at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Source: Steve Helber)

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 would become the first woman to hold the position.

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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