DOSWELL, Va. (WVIR) - Del. Nick Freitas will be on the ballot to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in this November’s election, after winning a majority of delegates in the district’s GOP convention this afternoon.
Freitas, who represents Madison, Orange, and a portion of Culpeper Counties in Virginia’s House of Delegates, won the right to represent the Republican Party after a lengthy, contested, and unique convention process. He emerged victorious on the convention’s third ballot, defeating a field of candidates including Del. John McGuire, Tina Ramirez, Andrew Knaggs, and others. The convention was held “walk-through,” style due to coronavirus pandemic, in an effort to avoid crowding and maintain social distancing.
Freitas will take on Democratic incumbent Rep. Abigail Spanberger in November.
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