Delegate Scott has served in the House since 2004 and has not fielded a Republican challenger since 2005. However, he has drawn the ire of some conservative and libertarian Republicans due to his support of the 2013 transportation tax increase, a tax increase which in the 2013 elections led to the defeat of both Delegate Bev Sherwood (29th-Frederick County) and Delegate Joe May (33rd-Loudoun County).
On Thursday, January 8th, the Freitas campaign will officially begin at 6 PM at the Silk Mill Grille in Orange, VA. Their featured guest is Susan Stimpson. Mrs. Stimpson, who ran for the GOP nod for Lieutenant Governor in 2013, is also running for office this year, challenging Speaker of the House of Delegates Bill Howell (28th-Stafford County).
If you’d like to learn more about the Freitas gathering on the 8th or to RSVP, you can click on this link to the Facebook event.