Luis L. Freitas

Councilmember FreitasMr. 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 38 years.


Luis de Camoes College (Lisbon, Portugal) – earned Geography degree
Fremont Adult School (1977)
Ohlone College (1978)


General Building Contractor for 32 years
Property Manager


His childhood heroes were John F. Kennedy and Mother Teresa
St. Edward Catholic Church Parishoner

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

Community Experience:

Member, Portuguese Chamber of Commerce of California
Member, LUSO American Faternal Federation
Member, P.F.S.A. Supreme Council
Member, Newark Optimist Club
Member, Portuguese American Cultural Center
Member, PALCUS (Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States in Washington, D.C.)

City of Newark
37101 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

Contact Information
Telephone: (510) 578-4915
Fax: (510) 578-4306

Term Expires: 11/2016