Orlando said he would continue to modernize the town’s fleet to reduce time spent on repairs and money spent on fuel. “That has a ripple effect on the budget and frees up more time for tasks other than equipment repairs,” he said. He also would continue looking for efficiencies and ways to make the department more effective. “We prepare and load jobs the day before to get out on the job more quickly,” he said. “I enjoy the job. It’s the most rewarding public service position because you’re giving back. You get instant gratification.”
Orlando, 56, of Southold, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. He is seeking his second term. He previously served as a town councilman from 2008 to 2012, and served four years on the Zoning Board of Appeals, from 2002 to 2006. He previously worked for Miller Environmental Group as a field supervisor and as vice president of business development. He earned an associate degree in mechanical engineering at SUNY Farmingdale. Orlando also is a member of Ducks Unlimited. He is married and has two children.