LaTonya "Abys" Wallace is a community activist who believes it's time elected officials put their community first. Tragedy turned her into an activist when her fiance was shot and killed because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She was left alone with their very young daughter. She decided to turn her anger into the love and passion that today fuels the work she does in her community. She's worked hard to make sure that gun violence doesn't continue to rob us of our young people. LaTonya's love for her two beautiful daughters have driven her to become an effective advocate for our public schools. And the need to make sure that all children live in a healthy environment has led her to work on issues around coal dust, water pollution and sea level rise, issues that impact so many Newport News families.


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    “On behalf of the Data for Black Lives Movement, and in the memory of Marielle Franco. Latonya, you are the leader we've been waiting for.”

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    “I support LaTonya Wallace because she is extremely intelligent, she is very caring and she gets things done.”

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    “I know she's a fantastic leader who listens to people and is committed to making positive changes that help the community.”

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    “I'm proud to support LaTonya Wallace because she has dedicated her life to supporting and empowering others to succeed!”

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    “Vision. Passion.”

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    “LaTonya is a fearless advocate for justice and her determination will make that change. If there is a fighter capable of getting the job done, that fighter is LaTonya, I hope that you endorse her and pledge your support to her campaign just like I did to ensure our progressive vision comes to fruition.”

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    “LaTonya is an amazing leader who is passionate about making change in her community and building up those around her. She'll be a terrific addition to the City Council!”

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    “She's the kind of amazing, authentic leader we need more of in Virginia!”

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “On behalf of the Data for Black Lives Movement, and in the memory of Marielle Franco. Latonya, you are the leader we've been waiting for.”

  • endorsed

    “I support LaTonya Wallace because she is extremely intelligent, she is very caring and she gets things done.”

  • endorsed

    “I know she's a fantastic leader who listens to people and is committed to making positive changes that help the community.”

  • endorsed

    “I'm proud to support LaTonya Wallace because she has dedicated her life to supporting and empowering others to succeed!”

  • endorsed

    “Vision. Passion.”

  • endorsed

    “LaTonya is a fearless advocate for justice and her determination will make that change. If there is a fighter capable of getting the job done, that fighter is LaTonya, I hope that you endorse her and pledge your support to her campaign just like I did to ensure our progressive vision comes to fruition.”

  • endorsed

    “LaTonya is an amazing leader who is passionate about making change in her community and building up those around her. She'll be a terrific addition to the City Council!”

  • endorsed

    “She's the kind of amazing, authentic leader we need more of in Virginia!”