Rayla is a native of Boston who grew up in Scituate. She has lived in Randolph for the last 13 years and maintains strong family ties to the communities of Mattapan, Milton, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, and W. Roxbury.
Rayla attended public schools. After high school, she went directly into the Boston workforce. She returned to school to become a DANB Certified Dental Assistant graduating top of her class as Valedictorian at the Porter and Chester Institute of Canton. She then transitioned to insurance and claims management and now works as an administrator in the Healthcare industry.
Rayla is married to John and together they have three beautiful children, Josephine, Hannah, and Tytan. Rayla knows what it means to struggle and to succeed. Rayla wants to show others–especially her children–that in America, the sky is the limit, and that no matter who you are, or where you’re from, nothing can stop you from achieving the American dream. Rayla is a fighter who is willing to stand up for her principles. At the same time, she is listening to and incorporating all voices within her district. The constituents of the 7th District are her family, friends, and colleagues. As she campaigns across the district she hears the many disparate voices within her district, and is working with those people to forge a platform that will unite them in shared prosperity.
Boston deserves a Congresswoman focused on bipartisanship and solutions, a Congresswoman that understands both the struggles and the aspirations of the hard-working people of the 7th District. The District’s current representative is not focused on these values, rather on a radical and dark ideology focused on fomenting hate and disrespect amongst the District’s diverse constituencies, and towards other Americans. This style of representation serves no one and hurts all whom it claims to represent.
Both Boston and the nation have a rich and proud history. We must cherish that history in order to continue to learn from the powerful examples it affords us–both what to do, and what not to do. We must not attempt to erase that history, lest we forget its myriad powerful examples, or repeat its most tragic mistakes. Rayla believes in American exceptionalism and that we should always honor our values, our rights, and our Constitution. Rayla further believes leaders should lead not pander to special interests, instead rising above those interests to serve the interests of all within the district. Our families and communities are diverse and should be represented by someone who truly values diversity, someone whose chief desire is to represent a diverse pageantry of American people and ideas.
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