Aramis Ayala is a civil rights advocate, cancer survivor, and former Florida State Attorney who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of justice. Growing up just outside of Flint in Saginaw, Michigan, Aramis saw the inequality that forced working-class families to struggle just to make ends meet. Her father, a Vietnam veteran and UAW factory worker, and late mother stressed the importance of hard work, faith, and service to others from a young age
Aramis served as a public defender and Assistant State Attorney for nearly 15 years before courageously leading as State Attorney of Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit from 2017-2021. The first Black state attorney in Florida history, Aramis fearlessly took on the status quo to build safer, healthier communities, creating innovative pre-trial diversion programs, new police accountability and oversight reforms, and initiatives to support victims of domestic violence.
An educator and mother of two, Aramis brings the forward-focused vision needed to restore public trust and create a fairer, more just future for all of us. Now she is running for Attorney General because this moment calls for bold action and principled leadership.