VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, Second District congressional candidate Ben Loyola is pleased to announce that he has filed to be on the ballot for the upcoming June 9th Republican primary. The Loyola Campaign has collected 2,003 signatures from registered voters in Virginia’s Second District, more than double the 1,000 signatures required to qualify for the ballot.

“I am incredibly proud of our team for helping us achieve another impressive milestone,” Second District candidate Ben Loyola said. “To double the required number of signatures and to file on the first day is a true testament to the strength of our grassroots team, the professionalism and organization of our campaign, and the enthusiasm behind us from the voters of the Second District. I look forward to being on the primary ballot, winning the Republican nomination, and defeating Elaine Luria in November.”

Ben Loyola and his family fled Communist Cuba for America when he was just two years old. He gave back to his country through 30 years of service in the United States Navy, retiring at the rank of Captain. As the founder and owner of Loyola Enterprises, Ben has continued to provide vital support to our military, equipping them with state-of-the-art simulation, cyber security, information technology, and knowledge management for training, analysis, and operations. Ben is once again answering the call to service. As Congressman, Ben will protect the American Dream that has been so central to his own story and deliver results for the 2nd District. For more information about Ben Loyola and his strong grassroots campaign, please go to