Christopher Merola -President of Red Momentum Strategies, LLC.
is the son of Italian immigrants, whose parents' lives were saved by the US Army
grew up in Western Pennsylvania in a blue-collar, working class family.
father was a steelworker and his
mother a seamstress.
At the age of 17, after graduating high school, Chris joined the US Army in order to earn tuition for college and give something back to the organization that made his life possible.
Upon returning to Western Pennsylvania after his enlistment ended, Chris joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he became a Sergeant (E-5) and a team leader at the age of 22.
Chris put himself through college attending part-time for ten years, while working and serving in the Army National Guard.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling-Psychology from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
has worked on 15 political campaigns at the state and federal levels, including his
own run for the Virginia State House of Delegates.
has worked for two Republican Members of Congress.
He first worked as a district staffer for a Member in Pennsylvania where he operated as a liaison between the Congressional District and the Washington office.
He also worked on Capitol Hill for a Member of Congress where he handled daily press operations, wrote op-eds, talking points and speeches, and conducted new media outreach.
time on Capitol Hill, Chris
worked for several political communications companies where he
conducted business development and political consulting projects.
also designed the internet strategy for political campaigns, along with campaign advertisements, and email outreach to raise money and "get-out-the-vote" for clients.
During this time he also served as a guest columnist for Townhall.com.
Several of his
articles garnered national attention.
As a Reagan Republican and a constitutional conservative, he
is committed to a limited federal government, states' rights, a free market economic system, and a strong national defense of the United States.