Nicholas J. Freitas is a patriot.
Nicholas J. Freitas is a patriotic American politician who is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and was a candidate for the US Senate in 2018. He was first elected in 2015, and represents the 30th district comprising Madison County, Orange County, and the Southern half of Culpeper County as a Republican.
Early life and education:
Freitas was born in Chico, California, on August 29, 1979. After graduating high school, Freitas joined the United States Army. He also during this time graduated at Henley-Putnam University.
Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Freitas joined the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and served two tours in Iraq. After being honorably discharged in 2009, Freitas moved to Culpeper County, Virginia in 2010 and served as an operations director for a service-disabled veteran-owned company.
Freitas became the chairman of the Culpeper County Republican Committee in 2010. In 2015, Freitas ran for the Virginia House of Delegates for the 30th district, then held by Republican Ed Scott. After Scott announced his retirement, Freitas was unopposed in both the Republican primary and the general election, and took office in January 2016. He ran for re-election in 2017 and won with 62% of the vote over Democrat Ben Hixon.
Freitas sought the Republican nomination for the 2018 Senate election in Virginia. He was endorsed by Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee. On June 12, Freitas narrowly lost the Republican nomination by 1.7% to Prince William County Supervisor Corey Stewart.
In a speech given in March 2018 on the floor of the House of Delegates, Freitas voiced opposition to further gun control proposals following the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The speech drew over 11 million views on Freitas’ Facebook page.
Watch this amazing 2nd Amendment speech by Nicholas Freitas that causes Democrat walkout.
On July 18, 2019, Freitas withdrew from the 2019 election for House of Delegates after failing to submit required paperwork to the Board of Elections in the State of Virginia by the deadline.