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 32 years.  They have two children, Mark and Nicole, and two granddaughters, Madison and Marisa.  He has been a resident of Newark for over 31 years.


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


General Contractor for 25 years
Insurance Broker for 15 years


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)
Newark Vice Mayor 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011
Board Member – Alameda County Waste Management Authority
Board Member – CMA (Congested Management Agency)
Board Member – ACTIA (Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority
Board Member - Newark Redevelopment Agency
Newark Representative – AC Transit Policy Advisory Committee
Newark Representative – Newark Ohlone College Center Committee

Community Experience:

Member, Newark Library League
Member, Newark Chamber of Commerce
Chairman – Newark Pavilion Board of Directors
Member, Portuguese Chamber of Commerce of California
Member, LUSO American Faternal Federation
Member, S.E.S Supreme Council
Member, Newark Portuguese Soccer Club
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