A former Green Beret and decorated combat veteran, Nick Freitas is running to be a conservative voice in the 7th.
Culpeper, VA – This morning, Republican Nick Freitas, a former Green Beret combat veteran, announced his candidacy to take on freshman Democrat Abigail Spanberger in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.
With the announcement, Nick Freitas stated the following:
“When I got out of the military, it was because the problems we are facing aren’t military problems anymore, the problems we are facing are political problems. I was raised with a belief that you go to where the fight is and right now the fight is in Washington D.C.
“We need leaders in Washington with the courage to stand up for the founding principles and constitutional rights that have allowed our country to be great. The 7th District deserves a conservative representative who will work to get things done rather than focusing on the impeachment circus.”
Nick Freitas Short Bio:
Nick met his wife Tina in high school, and they married less than a year after graduation. Immediately following graduation, Nick enlisted in the U.S. Army. After initially serving in the infantry, Nick became a Green Beret (special forces). As a Green Beret, Nick saw two combat tours in Iraq in 2006 and 2008. While in the military, Nick and his wife had three children (Lily, Luke, and Ally). After being honorably discharged, Nick and his family moved to Virginia and settled in Culpeper where they have lived for the past ten years. While in Culpeper, Nick and his wife became active in Republican politics at the grassroots level and led to Nick being elected Chairman of the Culpeper Republican Committee. In 2015, Nick was elected to serve the 30th District in the House of Delegates. This past November, Nick was re-elected to serve his third term by winning the largest write-in campaign in Virginia history. Today Nick still lives in Culpeper, Virginia with his wife and their three children.
• During his 2018 U.S. Senate primary campaign, Nick Freitas won more than 60% of the vote in the 7th District, nearly double his nearest opponent, winning more than 80% of the precincts in the district.
• Public polling conducted earlier in 2019 showed Nick with a double-digit lead over his nearest opponent in the Republican field, garnering 2.5x the support of his nearest opponent in the 7th District field today.
(More on Freitas here.)