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Voter Guide: 2 candidates want to represent the 62nd District in the Virginia House of Delegates

Illustrated graphic of map of central Virginia with a teal overlay color.

The newly drawn Virginia House District 62 covers Greene and Madison counties, and parts of Orange and Culpeper counties. Nick Freitas (R) and Sara Ratcliffe (D) are seeking to represent the new district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Freitas was elected in 2015 to represent then-District 30, made an unsuccessful bid to the U.S. Senate in 2019, and then won the Virginia House seat again as a write-in candidate in 2019 and again as a certified candidate in 2021. 

In 2021, Ratcliffe ran for Virginia’s 58th District in the House of Delegates, and lost against Del. Rob Bell.

Charlottesville Tomorrow sent a few questions to state candidates, informed by more than 200 responses to a voter survey this summer. Neither candidate responded to requests to participate, made through the email addresses where they registered their candidacy.

More about the candidates for to represent the 62nd District in the House of Delegates

  • Campaign finances for this race, from the Virginia Public Access Project
  • More about the 62nd District, from Virginia Public Access Project
  • A profile of Ratcliffe in Charlottesville Tomorrow’s 2021 Voter Guide
  • A WMRA report about Freitas’ residence
  • A report with Freitas’ explanation that he is living in his mother’s home, in the 62nd District, for subscribers to the Culpeper Star-Exponent
  • A report about Virginia Police Benevolent Association’s endorsement of Ratcliffe, for subscribers to the Culpeper Star-Exponent
  • A report on a candidate forum, for subscribers to the Culpeper Star-Exponent
  • A report in the Greene Journal about Ratcliffe’s candidacy announcement
  • Virginia Public Access Project’s Pre-Election Campaign Finance Reports