Events

Past Events

Rock The Block

Thank you Nations Church for your heart to engage Orlando for Christ this weekend at ROCK THE BLOCK . And to you Glenn, Nicole and Joe – thank you for sharing your powerful testimonies – August 19, 2022

Sign Wave

(Tidal) sign wave during rush hour this afternoon in Goldenrod – we had all 4 corners of the intersection covered with signs and sign-wavers. Loved all the honking vehicles! – August 19,2022

Eatonville Mayor's Founders Day Event

At the Eatonville Mayor’s Founders Day event this afternoon honoring Eatonville Mayor Angie Gardner, where I also had the pleasure of sharing a lunch table with Mercedes Fonseca, Candidate for Commissioner District 4. Eatonville is the oldest black-incorporated municipality in the US, dating back to 1887 established by African American freedmen – August 18, 2022

Caribbean Festival

Energizing Caribbean Festival Event in Dr. Philips today.  Even the downpour couldn’t dampen the community spirit – Aug 14, 2022

Restoring America Town Hall with Tuan Le

Thank you to Tuan Le for hosting a slate of great candidates at the Phap Vu Buddhist Cultural Temple last night.  With Demensio Barton, Jay J Rodriguez, Ken Davenport, Steve Dixon and Peter Weed, the great Asian food was definitely a contributing factor to making it a great event! – Aug 13, 2022

American Adversaries Radio

Hanging out with Chris Hart and his team at American Adversaries Radio AM950 The Answer FM94.9.  My interview starts at Hour:Minute 1:09 – click here to listen

IBA Success Magazine Cover Reveal

At IBA Success Magazine’s Cover Reveal of their Entrepreneur of the year…the Winner was…Chris Delgado, Orange County District 2 Commissioner Candidate.  Vote Chris & Chris!!! – Aug 11, 2022

Windermere Meet & Greet Fundraiser

Thank you to the Kellys for hosting us to kick off Early Voting.  A successful event and reminder every registered voter can vote in all the non-partisan races in the primary, including the Mayoral race.  So get out to vote if you want to keep Chris in the race! – Aug 9, 2022

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob

I came in 2nd after incumbent Jerry Demings.  I’ll take this as it will keep me in the race past the Primary through the General Election.  The gap is closing in on Mayor Demings as people realize there’s an alternative to his mask-tax-vax policies – July 29, 2022

Winter Park Women's Republican Federated Luncheon

Thank you WPRWF for hosting a great candidates forum.  Now that we are officially in a recession with two straight quarters of GDP decline, I hope I was able to demonstrate we need a Mayor who has the skills and experience to battle for Orange County on the economic front – July 28, 2022

West Orange Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob

Great Hob Nob and Straw Poll tonight put on by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, where I came in second with 31% of the vote after incumbent Mayor Demings who had 44% – July 28, 2022

Orlando Baptist Young @ Heart

Thank you Ellen Dircks and Pastor Don at Orlando Baptist for hosting us during Young @ Heart.  A pleasure to share the stage with Conservative Patriot, Steve Dixon running for Florida Senate, with wife Susan and their granddaughter – July 28, 2022

Life Connection Church

As a pro-God, pro-life and pro-family candidate, I have been visiting different churches each Sunday to share about my candidacy. Thank you Pastor Ric Doguiles and David and Milli Mueller for inviting me to Life Connection Church today, a multi-cultural church with services in English, Spanish and Tagalog in Goldenrod.  I’m proud to be the only Mayoral candidate endorsed by the Conservative Ministers of Orange County – July 24, 2022

All Life Has Value

At the Church of Planned Parenthood which meets monthly by UCF.  AS a father of a child with a prenatally diagnosed disability, I’ve seen the devastating effect targeted abortion can have on certain groups of people.  ALL life has value, even those the world says are not worth living – July 17, 2022

Back-to-School Bash

At the Back-to-School Bash in Eatonville hosted by candidate for Commissioner District 2, Chris Delgado.  Terrific way to support our families in preparation for the new school year – July 16, 2022

Working Hard to Earn Your Vote!

Went door-knocking with Jay J. Rodriquez, a great conservative patriot running for Florida House and together we’re working hard to earn your vote.  My county-wide mayor race requires me to canvass 903 square miles that comprise Orange County.  Love the exercise, but this has left the soles of my feet bare.  Had to get some new shoes!!! – July 15, 2022

Pine Hills Hob Nob

At the Pine Hills Hob Nob and Straw Poll I came in 2nd place after incumbent Jerry Demings.  A win for me, considering Demings came with an entourage of his people who all voted for him – July 14, 2022

Delgado Kick-Off

Great kick-off in Apopka for conservative patriot Chris Delgado, candidate for Orange County Commissioner District 2 – July 13, 2022

East Orlando Meet & Greet

An opportunity to meet with seniors in East Orlando to hear about what matters to them.  With Conservative Patriot candidates, Demensio Barton for School Board Chair,  Rachel Kirby for School Board District 1 and Ken Davenport for Florida House – July 9, 2022

Community Over Politics

Conversando con viejos y nuevos amigos en el evento bipartidista Politics Salsa – Mingling with old and new friends at the bipartisan Political Salsa event – July 8, 2022

Chris Messina Truck

Did you see the Chris Messina truck cruising around Lake Eola on July 4th? – July 4, 2022

Vietnamese-American Community Dinner

It was a pleasure to attend this fundraiser for Congressional Candidate Tuan Le, hosted by the Vietnamese-American community.  Having experienced the rise of communism in the Czech Republic, I empathize with our Vietnamese community longing for the return of the South Vietnamese national flag and spoke about the need to be vigilant against the rise of socialism and communism in our free county.  Remember that freedom is not free – we have to fight to keep it that way – July 2, 2022

Campaign Signs Are In!

We have started delivering yard signs as well as our larger road signs and are gratified so many people want them.  We will even install the larger signs securely for you on your property – just let us know if you own or know a business who would like to support us! – June 30, 2022

Frederick Douglas Dinner

With KCarl Smith, Frederick Douglas Republican Strategist and friends, including Chris Delgado, Candidate for Orange County Commissioner District 2, David Panzik and Stephen Davis from Raising Alphas at Willie Montague’s Frederick Douglas Dinner last week.  I guess I’m a Frederick Douglas Republican! – June 25, 2022

Florida Republican Assembly Meeting

An inspiring day with General Michael Flynn and Patrick Byrne as they detail the American Project – empowering people to save America – June 24, 2022

The Joys of Canvassing

We’ve met some great people walking around different Orange County neighborhoods distributing literature and yard signs.   Signs can also go in your car if your HOA has restrictions.  If you have a place of business we have larger signs too and will help you position them securely – June 21, 2022

Father's Day Field Day for Fatherless Families

A privilege to serve alongside some outstanding men today to celebrate Fatherhood.  Thank you to all the families that made it out this Father’s Day – June 19, 2022

Meet & Greet in Vista East Orlando

Thank you to the Dixon’s for hosting a successful Meet & Greet.  Next steps – door-knocking with Team Messina! – June 18, 2022

On the Ballot!

Our qualification paperwork was accepted today and I am officially on the ballot! – June 16, 2022

i4 Catholic Vote Action Network

With pro-life leaders Gerry Yeung and Erin Parfet from Priests for Life and many candidates including fellow Conservative Patriot, Mercedes Fonseca, running for Orange County Commissioner District 4. Also in attendance was Kevin Kelly from Orange County Florida Clean Elections.  Orange County is in need of poll workers (paid) and poll watchers (volunteer) – Primaries are on Aug 23 – June 13, 2022

Men's Walk for Life

Great day at the Men’s walk for Life at our State Capital in Tallahassee with George Jackow, GOP State Committeeman for Osceola, Virginia Fuller, Candidate for State Senate, Gerry Yeung, Central Florida pro-life leader and many other pro-lifers from all around the state.  My son, Evan gave a rousing speech about the value of lives of those with disabilities – June 11, 2022

Yard Signs!

Yard signs and bumper stickers have arrived!  Please contact us if you’d like one – June 8, 2022

Nathaniel's Hope Make 'M Smile Festival

Though it was a wet morning still many smiles at the Make ‘m Smile festival yesterday.  With Jim Kuck the visionary Founder of Nathaniel’s Hope, our friends at Down Syndrome Foundation Florida and many new VIP and buddy friends – June 4, 2022

Briefing with Governor DeSantis at Corona Cigar Company

Grateful to hear that Gov. DeSantis has signed a balanced budget for Florida that includes a significant reserve for the looming recession – June 2, 2022

Windermere's Veterans Memorial

Saluting our fallen heroes at Winderemere’s Veterans Memorial with featured speaker, retired colonel and congressional candidate, Cal Wimbish – May 30, 2022

Woodlawn Memorial Park

Moving ceremony honoring fallen heroes including Medal of Honor recipients at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha – May 30, 2022

Community Activation Forum

Many familiar faces and some new friends at a great candidate event hosted by Florida Freedom Keepers and Florida Patriots with Purpose – May 23, 2022

Meet & Greet Fundraiser @ Dixons

Thanks to the Dixons for hosting a successful event.  The conversation was lively and engaging – love educated voters! – May 22, 2022

Church of Planned Parenthood

A weekly service to celebrate life and liberty for all at the Planned Parenthood by University of Central Florida – May 21, 2022

Pine Hills Community Outreach

Great to connect with the Pine Hills Community at Orlando Baptist Temple on May 21, 2022 with Nate Robertson and Willie Montague – hot dogs, bounce house, what more could you ask for?

House of Hope Gala Honoring Florida First Lady

An inspiring evening on May 19, 2022 honoring Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis at the House of Hope Gala, a wonderful non-profit supporting at-risk youth.

Supporting Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Honored to tour the Fiona Jackson Crisis Pregnancy Center in Pine Hills on May 17, 2022 with founder Belinda “BeBe” Ford & other supporters.

Career Day for Youth @ The Lab Orlando

Had the opportunity to connect with the youth of Orlando at Career Day @ The Lab Orlando on May 14, 2022

West Orange Republican Women's Club Federated

Thank you to the West Orange Republican Women’s Club for hosting a lively exchange at the Bay Hill Club on May 12, 2022.   Pleasure to connect with Cal Wimbish, Peter Weed, and Anthony Sabb. 

Apopka Soccer Meet & Greet

A beautiful day for a Meet & Greet with Soccer Parents, Coaches & Kids at the impressive Fields of Fame at the Northwest Recreation Complex in Apopka on May 8, 2022.

Supporting Local Non-Profits - Christian Tech Center

Visited the Christian Tech Center in Longwood on May 7, 2022 to learn about their work providing free/low-cost computers & tech repair services to people in need.  Proud to support founder Andre Klass, himself a person with a developmental disability who has overcome great odds to now be able to contribute back to our community.   

Green and Sustainable Technology Fundraiser

A great event hosted on May 7, 2022 by Brad Launs, President of solar company, Everything Solar and Sergie Albino, President of  ecoSPEARS, a tech company for a cleaner environment.

Pro-Life Action Ministries Banquet

A wonderful evening on May 6, 2022 with lots of children in attendance, promoting the value of life with guest speaker, Matthew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

Let's Go Moody!

Happy to be able to sponsor a table at the Orlando Republican Women Federated (ORWF) luncheon on May 5, 2022 to support our Attorney General, Ashley Moody.  ORWF President, Carolina Amesty, herself running for the Florida House hosted a great event.

Successful Fundraiser at Antonella's Pizzeria

Antonella & Frank Paradiso host a fundraiser in their University location pizzeria on May 3, 2022.  The food was amazing and the conversation lively and engaging.  Stop by here for the best pizza and calzones!

South Lake Republican Club General Meeting

An opportunity to meet and discuss the concerns of the residents and members of
South Lake on May 2, 2022.

Florida Freedom Keepers Annual Tea

Florida Freedom Keepers Annual Tea on May 1, 2022.  So grateful for these amazing women (of all ages!).

"Black April Day" with the Vietnamese-American Association of Central Florida

A moving military commemoration on April 30, 2022 in memory of the Fall  of Saigon on April 30, 1975.  Honored to be invited as a guest of conservative congressional candidate, Tuan Le.

Florida Patriots with Purpose Education Freedom Night

A great night of Education Freedom featuring Orange County school board candidates on April 29, 2022

Laura Ingraham Townhall with Governor DeSantis

High energy and excitement at Laura Ingraham’s Townhall with Governor DeSantis on April 28, 2022.  Chris had the opportunity to address the issue on live TV about our wide-open southern border.  

Orange County Commissioners Tax Meeting

On April 26, 2022, The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted to put Mayor Demings’ 1% proposed sales tax increase on the November ballot.  From the Orlando Sentinel: “Just two people spoke in opposition of the tax increase, Chris Messina, who is challenging Demings for the Mayor’s office, and Chris Paige, who Messina identified as his campaign manager.  Messina said the tax increase would harm low-income people by driving up costs and would damage profits for small businesses.  “A sales tax is regressive because it hits hardest those who can afford it least – the poor, disabled and the elderly,” he said.  

Save a Generation Tour

A star-studded team of doctors, scientists and public figures take a stand on April 24th, 2022 against the war on democracy, free speech, civil liberties, and the right to govern our own bodies and our children’s.  

Puerto Rican Parade

This year’s Puerto Rican Parade on April 23rd, 2022 honored educators and was led by Grand Marshal, Belinda Reyes, Assistant Superintendent for Osceola County School District and Parade Godmother, Aleli Vazquez, Principal of Village Park Elementary School in Lake Nona.  

FRA Hosts Election Integrity Expert

Florida Republican Assembly (FRA) of Orange County with another compelling presentation on April 18, 2022, this one by Election Integrity expert Dr. Douglas Frank.

Orange County Autism Walk

Artistic prodigy, 9-year old Tiger Villec’s amazing talent serves as a ray of hope for families with children with special needs. Tiger shared his amazing art with us at the Autism Walk – April 18, 2022

Make Disney Great Again

Protesting at the DeSantis Flag Wave at Disney on April 17, 2022.

Pine Hills Community Outreach

Great opportunity to connect with the Pine Hills community on April 16, 2022, a fun family day sponsored by Willie Montague, another great Conservative Patriot running for Congress.

Supporting Conservative Patriots Running for Office

Beautiful day for a BBQ with Cal and Suzie Wimbish on April 15, 2022.   Cal is a Republican Candidate for US Congress Orange County District 10 and a fellow Conservative Patriot.  

Florida is Pro-Life: Choose Courage. Choose Life.

A momentous day on April 14 when Governor DeSantis signed into law the most pro-life bill in Florida’s post-Roe history to protect unborn children after 15 weeks. Earlier in the week the Governor signed a bill to increase support for foster parents and former foster youth and yet another bill to promote fatherhood by providing men with career services and boys with mentorship.  We are the most pro-family state!

The Villages

An inspiring meeting with Godly, informed & patriotic leaders in The Villages on April 13, 2022.

At the Republican Club of UCF

Great hope for the future with Steve Villanueva, President, and the brilliant & lively College Republicans at the University of Central Florida on April 12, 2022.

Canvassing with Florida Freedom Keepers

Supporting Nate Roberston, a fellow freedom patriot and candidate for Florida House District 40 by canvassing together in College Park on April 11, 2022.

Meeting with the Ramirez Family

Wonderful to connect with Miriam Ramirez & her son Roberto on April 10, 2022.  Orlando-based Statehood advocates, Miriam is President of the Puerto Rican Republican Assemblies & a former P.R. State Senator.

International Night Fundraiser to Benefit the Helping Hand

With President Elizabeth Spirito and foster parents at a benefit for Helping Hand, an Orlando-based NonProfit serving Kids & Homeless Teens on April 9, 2022

40 Days of Life Event

With community leaders at the Republican Catholic Pro-Life meeting for 40 Days of Life on April 9, 2022. 

Parental Rights & Anti-Grooming Protest at Disney

Chris with community activists, concerned parents & Anna Paulina Luna, protest organizer & US Congressional candidate on April 8, 2022

On 407 Day, Chris asked Residents about
Current Mayor Deming’s Proposed Tax Hike

    On 4/07 Chris canvassed Orange County for 407 minutes.  407 is significant because this is the primary area code for Orange County. 

    From Orlando to Ocoee…from UCF to Lake Nona….from Horizons West to Wedgefield, Chris talked to residents, employees, students, small business owners, and retirees in different communities and asked, “How will current Mayor Deming’s proposed sales tax increase from 6.5% to 7.5% affect you?”

Kick-Off Event!

A successful campaign kick-off at the beautiful lake-side VFW Post 2093 Orlando on April 3, 2022

Meeting with the Heroes of Fire Station 1


Chris had the opportunity to spend some time with the firefighters at Fire Station 1 on April 2nd, 2022 – our brave first responders are true American heroes. And they’re pretty good cooks too!

"America First Rally" at Orlando City Hall

Spending time with some concerned citizens and activists – March 27, 2022

Florida Republican Assembly of Orange County

Introducing my campaign to the Florida Republican Assembly (FRA) on March 21, 2022

Rally Against Biden-Deming Gas Prices

Rallying with local community leaders, Orlando on March 19, 2022

Orange County Republican Executive Committee (OCREC) Meeting

Talking about the need to fight for our children on March 16, 2022