As many of you all know, in 2015 Nick Freitas ran for the House of Delegates against a Republican who had been in office for more than a decade. His opponent wasn’t particularly fiscally responsible, voting for what was billed at that time as the largest tax increase in Virginia’s history, nor was he all that interested in expanding liberty or shrinking the size and scope of the state government. But Nick Freitas presented himself as something different. Over the months, I had the chance to speak with Nick and learn about his philosophy and his goals. And, as such, I enthusiastically supported his campaign.
In the November election, Nick Freitas won the chance to represent the people of the 30th district. Since that time, he has proven himself to be both a man of his word and a champion of liberty. In these last two sessions, not only has he voted the right way on just about every piece of legislation, he has sponsored a number of great bills, such as legalizing industrial hemp, creating instant runoff voting, expanding gun rights, opposing the incumbent protection act, and more.
Another important point is that unlike some politicians who are only willing associate with members of their own party, Nick Freitas isn’t afraid to reach out to other like-minded folks who belong to other political parties. In March, he spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at a meeting of the Rocktown Libertarians.
Now, Nick Freitas is running for re-election to serve another two years in the House of Delegates and he already faces one opponent. Unless you live in the 30th district (which includes all of Madison and Orange Counties as well as a portion of Culpeper County), you won’t be able to cast a vote for him. However, you can still assist his campaign by making a donation.
Before you ask, no, I do not work for the Freitas campaign, nor is this article paid for or authorized by any campaign or political group. I would like my fellow Virginians to elect honest, like-minded delegates and do what we can to support and re-elect those folks already in office.
During his first term, Nick Freitas has shown himself to be one of the good guys in the Virginia House of Delegates. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Constitution Party, or independent, if you support liberty and limited government as I do, I would encourage you to chip in a few dollars to help out excellent candidates, like Nick Freitas.
Let’s send Nick Freitas to Richmond for another two years!