Delegate Freitas Endorses Councilman Jon Russell

As State Delegate, I need a good partner in local government. That's why I endorse Jon Russell for Culpeper Town Council. When you go to vote Tuesday, you can vote for up to 4 candidates for Town Council. I am asking that you cast a vote for Jon Russell.

Delegate Freitas Announces 2018 Legislative Agenda

July 11, 2017
Contact: Gina Staufenburg
(540) 222-7706 

Delegate Freitas Outlines 2018 Legislative Agenda

Culpeper - VA, Delegate Freitas (R-Orange, Madison & Culpeper) has announced today his legislative agenda for the 2018 session, tackling four key issues critical to Virginia’s success. These bills seek to protect taxpayers from over burdensome regulations and taxation, expand workforce development, tackle the growing opioid epidemic, and reform the Commonwealth’s electoral process.

“I am proud to announce the key priorities of my 2018 agenda for the Virginia General Assembly,” Freitas said. “Each of these issues are of vital importance to the 30th District, and the Commonwealth as a whole. Over the last two years I have carried legislation that reduced onerous regulations, returned control of education back to our localities and greatly increased government transparency. I believe that the best way to protect the liberties and opportunities of all of our citizens is to ensure that government stays within its proper constitutional boundaries. The legislation I will bring before the 2018 session, is in line with that belief.” 

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Five of Delegate Freitas’ Bills Signed into Law

March 31, 2017
Contact: Christian Heiens
(504) 222-7706      

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


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


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.. 

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