Five of Delegate Freitas’ Bills Signed into Law

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March 31, 2017
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CULPEPER, VA – Delegate Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) announced today that the Governor has signed five of his bills from the 2017 session into law.

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30th District Report - February 16, 2017

Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2017

As the General Assembly enters its penultimate week of the 2017 session, the following bills have been sent to the Senate or are awaiting the Governor’s signature:

HB 1770 and HB 2352, two bills which provide localities with greater freedom to bring more teachers and career technical educators into the classroom, improving student-teacher ratios and providing students with industry recognized certifications and other technical training critical for our economy.

HB 2024, a bill requiring notification to property owners before their property can be taken through “quick take,” passed the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice on a unanimous vote and has been sent to the Senate floor. Delegate Freitas will be back again next year with a bill that will expand on our efforts to protect property owners from quick take.

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Orange County Farm Bureau Reps Visit Richmond

Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Representatives from the Orange County Farm Bureau (OCFB) visited local legislators in Richmond as part of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) Legislative Day Jan. 25.

Local representatives traveling to the General Assembly included: Vickie Gibson, JoAnne Speiden and Bill Speiden, OCFB Legislative Director.

The Orange delegation visited with six legislators’ offices promoting various Farm Bureau issues and attended the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee meeting where they heard extensive positive testimony on a bill to remove restrictions on Virginia farmers who want to grow industrial hemp. All products made from industrial hemp (as opposed to marijuana) are legal in this country, but farmers are not allowed to grow it without going through an extreme licensing process.

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Culpeper Delegates Keeping Up Fight To Cut Red Tape - CSE

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

By ALLISON BROPHY CHAMPION Culpeper Star-Exponent

With the 2017 session of the Virginia General Assembly more than halfway over, Culpeper’s two state delegates are making some progress on their promises to cut red tape with one being especially vocal about it.

Legislation sponsored by Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper, to ease licensing requirements for career and technical education teachers passed the House of Delegates on Jan. 26 and will be considered today by the Senate Committee on Education & Health.

House Bill 1770 seeks to allow local school boards or superintendents leeway to waive certain requirements for teachers seeking a license or renewal of license in vocational fields.

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Delegate Freitas joins DMV to Honor Veterans

RICHMOND – Delegate Nicholas Freitas joined employees of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on November 10th to celebrate and honor our nation’s veterans. Delegate Freitas served as the keynote speaker during a Veterans Day tribute at DMV headquarters in Richmond.

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Delegate Freitas assists Hit and Run Victim - RTD

Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 1:24 pm

When a young woman was knocked onto the pavement of East Broad Street on Tuesday afternoon by a hit-and-run driver, Good Samaritans abounded.

A driver who witnessed the crash followed the car, a red Toyota Solara with no tags, and officers made an arrest. Jameshia Simmons, 22, of the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue, is charged with hit-and-run driving and driving with a suspended license, police said.

Among the people who rushed to the woman’s side was Del. Nicholas J. Freitas, R-Culpeper, a freshman legislator who was across the street when the woman was struck.

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Freitas secures GOP nomination for 30th District House race

CULPEPER — The Republican candidate for the 30th District House of Delegates seat has received his party’s nomination.

Iraq War veteran Nick Freitas was the only GOP candidate to pre-file for the district convention.

“We are now focused on winning the election in November,” Freitas said in a news release earlier this week. “The 30th District deserves a representative that reflects the values that has made Orange, Madison and Culpeper ideal areas to start a business, raise a family and work the land. I look forward to carrying our message of greater economic and education opportunity and respect for individual liberty and property rights to Richmond.”

Freitas is chairman of the Culpeper County Republican Committee.

Longtime 30th District Del. Ed Scott, R-Madison, is not seeking reelection.

Democrat Stewart Risher, of Culpeper, recently announced his candidacy in the 30th District race. He is a retired air traffic controller.


Nick Freitas Thanks Ed Scott for his Service to the Commonwealth

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Nick Freitas Thanks Ed Scott for his Service to the Commonwealth

Delegate Ed Scott announced yesterday that he will not be seeking reelection for another term as Delegate. Public service is not easy and we appreciate all of the time and effort he has dedicated to his duties. I thank Delegate Scott for his service to the District and the Commonwealth and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. 

We are very encouraged by the outpouring of support that we have received, and are excited to see the party united as we move forward to the general election in November. We look forward to continuing to lay out our plan for ensuring that the people of Orange, Culpeper and Madison receive excellent representation in Richmond dedicated to Constitutional government, growing the economy, protecting our private property and ensuring our children receive a quality education that prepares them for the future.. 

For additional information please email nfreitas@nickjfreitas.com

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Freitas announces candidacy for 30th District Delegate

Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:00 am Culpeper Star Exponent

The chairman of the Culpeper County Republican Committee announced Thursday he will run against Ed Scott for the 30th District seat in the House of Delegates.

Nick Freitas, 35, made his announcement in Orange Thursday evening, emphasizing the importance of individual liberty and economic freedom in his speech.

“It is time to stop talking about ‘defense’ and go on the offense," Freitas said. "We can draw a line in the sand, but it’s not to show them how far they can go, but to show them where our starting point is. Our ideals of freedom are self-attesting; it is time to make progressives defend their state centered approach to every aspect of our lives.”                  

An Army veteran who was honorably discharged in 2009 after serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, 25th Light Infantry Division as an infantryman and as a Green Beret, Freitas moved to Culpeper with his wife Tina and three children in 2010.

“Conservatism and respect for our Constitution are in Nick’s DNA” said Al Aitken, Former CCRC Chairman.

Scott, a Republican, is serving his sixth term as delegate, first elected in 2003. He serves as Chairman of the House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee.  He also serves on the House Appropriations Committee where he chairs the subcommittee responsible for Agriculture, Commerce, Technology, and Natural Resources and the Science & Technology, and Transportation Committees.

In 2013, Scott was opposed by Democrat Traci Dippert. Scott won with 63 percent of the vote.

Reached by telephone Monday, Scott said he has not contemplated running again yet.

"I'm focused on getting ready for (the General Assembly) session," Scott said, pointing out that he is searching for an apartment in Richmond and working on the budget.

While Freitas will also seek the Republican nomination, the method of nomination has not yet been decided by the 30th District Legislative District Committee.

Freitas said that he has been dedicated to the conservative principles his entire life. He said he believes Scott has accepted the "progressive Democrats 'new normal' of fewer jobs, higher taxes, onerous regulations and sky rocketing debt and deficits.

"Ed Scott has voted for the two largest tax increases in Virginia history and despite being a Republican from a very conservative district he has not provided leadership with respect to keeping government within its proper boundaries," Freitas said.

Freitas is seeking public office for the first time, and extols the virtues of the restoration of a limited, Constitutional government. He also wants to focus on the economy, education and farm/food freedom.

"Virginians deserve better than the reduced and mediocre vision of those Democrats who believe that the government has the solution to all of our problems," Freitas said. "We need to boldly and unapologetically advocate for greater freedom in the market place, in our educational institutions and our farms. Ours is a vision which embraces freedom and trusts Virginians to be the authors of their own lives. When government focuses on those issues for why it was originally created and stops trying to dominate its own citizens it provides a safe and secure environment where everyone can prosper."


Another House of Delegates Primary Challenge

Article by Steve Albertson   Date: January 09, 2015

Nick Freitas

This time from conservative stalwart Nick Freitas, chairman of the Culpeper County GOP, who is taking on long-time incumbent legislator Ed Scott for the Republican nomination in the 30th House of Delegates district. 

Nick Freitas we understand from multiple sources that Scott’s allies in the House GOP caucus have been expecting this challenge, and are prepared to devote substantial resources to helping him protect this safe Republican seat.

However, Freitas announced his candidacy at an event last night in Orange attended by roughly 100 local GOP activists and other supporters, and by all accounts he has amassed a great deal of grassroots support for his run, suggesting that he will give Ed Scott a run for his money.

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