Orelli said he decided to run because he is at a point in his life where he is ready to give up his business and take on a new challenge. “This is a job where I can add some value to the town I love. I have the knowledge, skill and experience to do the work,” he said. “One of my greatest strengths is working with people and dealing with stressful situations in a calm, thoughtful way. I think I can do a terrific job administering the duties of highway superintendent.”
Orelli, 66, of Huntington, is running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families, Women’s Equality and Reform party lines. He lost a Democratic primary four years ago for highway superintendent. He is a Huntington High School graduate. He runs a family-owned site improvement contracting business, and is a member of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and a 44-year member of Local 138, the operating engineers union. He is married with three sons.