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Meet Your Portuguese-American Elected Officials in California: Luis Freitas

Luís Freitas was born on the island of Flores in the Azores (Portugal) on September 5, 1953. He has been married to Maria Fatima Freitas for over 40 years. They have two children, Mark and Nicole, and three granddaughters, Madison, Marisa and Makenzie. He has been a resident of Newark for over 40 years.

Government Experience:

  • Newark City Council (Elected 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011)

  • Newark Vice Mayor 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2016

  • Board Member – Alameda County Waste Management Authority

  • Board Member – CMA (Congested Management Agency)

  • Board Member – ACTIA (Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority

  • Board Member – Community Development Advisory Council

  • Newark Representative – AC Transit Policy Advisory Committee

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