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.Â [read_more]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.
The Freitas campaign issued the following press release today:
Nick Freitas Announces Candidacy for the 30th House District
ORANGE, VA – Last night at 6PM at the Silk Mill Grille in Orange the kickoff for the Nick Freitas for Delegate Campaign for the 30th House District of Virginia was held. Former Chairman of the Culpeper County Republican Committee Al Aitken and Former LG candidate and current House of Delegates candidate Susan Stimpson introduced Nick to a standing room only crowd of over 80 people from all over the 30th district.
Nick spoke on the importance of engaging in the battle of ideas taking place in the Commonwealth and all over the country, laying out his priorities and process centered on keeping government within its proper constitutional limits. Nick emphasized the importance of individual liberty and economic freedom in his speech and highlighted his dedication to preserve at home that dream of freedom which is being so faithfully defended by our men and women overseas.
â€œIt is time to stop talking about â€˜defenseâ€™ and go on the offense. We can draw a line in the sand, but itâ€™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.â€Â – Nick Freitas
The 10 min speech was very well received being interrupted for applause several times and ending in a standing ovation. Many people in attendance offered their thoughts on the speech and Nickâ€™s candidacy.
â€œIgniting a fire for change. What he said was convicting and inspiring. His ideals are one of a true conservative. He wants to protect us from government overreach.â€ â€“ Susie Clancy Local Farmer and Small Business Owner
â€œI was very moved by Nickâ€™s speech last night. Iâ€™m thrilled to support someone with the same worldview as my own who is able to eloquently express it to the public.â€ – Loren Wilkerson Home Schooling Mother of three
â€œConservatism and respect for our Constitution are in Nickâ€™s DNAâ€ â€“ Al Aitken Former CCRC Chairman and USMC Fighter Pilot
â€œNick Freitas is one of the most honorable men I know. After hearing him speak last night I have no doubt he is the person we need representing us in Richmond.â€ â€“ Christian Heiens JMU Student
Nick Freitas is the current Chairman of the Culpeper County Republican Committee and candidate for the 30th House District of Virginia. Nick moved to Virginia after his military service, including two combat tours in Iraq. Nick and his wife Tina and their three children live in Culpeper County.
For additional information please email [email protected] or call 540-222-5382