As an Emergency Responder, Freddie was awarded the California Star of Life award, for his outstanding community volunteer contributions and lifesaving rescues. In 2005, Freddie journeyed to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to help the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Freddie was elected twice to the Pomona City Council. On the City Council, he helped improve public safety, expanded Neighborhood Watch programs, created new jobs as a result of the economic development projects he championed, and delivered balanced budgets while protecting city services during tough economic times.
He led the effort to restore firefighting positions in Pomona, ensuring that each shift was fully staffed and that firefighters were properly equipped to respond to fire and emergency calls.
A leader in helping jumpstart the local economy, Freddie brought together community and business leaders to help revitalize downtown Pomona, generate new economic investment, and create new jobs.
Freddie was elected to the State Assembly in 2013 where he introduced legislation to secure local control of the Ontario International Airport, extend the Metro Gold Line to San Bernardino County and help Emergency Responders develop standard operating procedures in order to better respond to active shooter situations.
An advocate for public safety in the Assembly, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Freddie's AB 69, which helps establish best practices and procedures for the download and storage of police body camera footage.
He was also successful in passing legislation that instructs the California Department of Transportation to study and help prevent deadly wrong-way driving accidents.
In 2015, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx appointed Freddie to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC). Later that year, he was also awarded the Eleanor & Theodore Roosevelt Democrat of the Year Award by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.
Freddie lives in the City of Pomona with his wife Michelle. They have four children, Desirae, Freddie Jr., Vincent, and Selena, and two grandchildren, Jayden and Jacob.