Candidate Profile
Nick Freitas

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Nick Freitas
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. House, Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Somewhat Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Citizens Defense League VA (VCDL), 2019:  100%
Club for Growth VA, 2019:  100%, 100% (cum.)
National Federation of Independent Business VA (NFIB-VA), 2019:  100%
Middle Resolution, 2018:  99%
American Conservative Union Foundation VA (ACU - VA), 2019:  100%, 95% (cum.)
Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation (VTPPF), 2019:  94%, 94% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  90%, 90% (cum.)
Family Foundation VA, 2018-19:  88%

96%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club VA, 2019:  50%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations VA (AFL-CIO VA), 2019:  100%, 45% (cum.)
Virginia Education Association (VEA), 2019:  33%
League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2019:  43%, 31% (cum.)
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2016-17:  0%

32%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

21
Ben Cline, Brenda Pogge, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Club for Growth, *Constitutional Rights PAC, Dave Brat and 15 more

Others

7
Amanda Chase, *Americans for Prosperity Action, Bryce Reeves, Dan Crenshaw, David Bossie, Mark Cole, *SEAL PAC

Reported by Candidate

6
Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Dave Brat, Dan Crenshaw, Ben Cline

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
33
Amanda Chase (2019), Amanda E. Batten (2019), Bryce Reeves (2016), Carrie Emerson Coyner (2019), Club for Growth (2020), Colonial Leadership Trust PAC (2019) and 27 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
48
Americans for Prosperity (2020), America's Liberty PAC (2018), Andrew Harris (2020), Bryce Reeves (2017), Building and Restoring America Together PAC (2016), C. Matthew Fariss (2018) and 42 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Paul Singer (2020)

Summary

2%

LIBERAL

98%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Key votes as state legislator from Vote Smart

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

(Did not answer)


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

(Did not answer)


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

(Did not answer)


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

(Did not answer)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

(Did not answer)

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

(Did not answer)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

(Did not answer)


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

(Did not answer)

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Henley Putnam University, San Jose, CA, B.S., 2014
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Sergent First Class E-7, 11 Years Active Duty
Affiliations
  • Champions for Christ, Educational Homeschool Co-op, Teacher
  • Culpeper County GOP, Unit Chairman
  • VFW, Member
  • Special Forces Association, Member
  • American Legion, Member
  • Young Presidents - Heritage Foundation, Member
  • NRA, Life Member
  • Virginia Citizen's Defense League, Member
Offices
  • Member, House of Delegates, Held 2015 Elect - Present
 

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