I love Chandler! I am interested in seeing our city continue to move in positive direction and always work hard to insure that happens. Our community is a safe and beautiful place to live, work and play. Together, we can ensure that it stays that way.

I am Matt Orlando. For the past forty years, while living in Arizona, I have had the privilege to serve our great nation, state and city through my military, professional, and political careers. Pat, my wife of 40 years, and I were introduced to Arizona via my first assignment in the US Air Force. I retired as a Colonel after serving over four years on active duty and over 25 years in the Arizona Air National Guard. 


In addition to serving in the military, I served our nation through my employment over the past 33 years with several defense and space companies. Recently, I retired from Honeywell in my final role as the Director of Technical Sales and was responsible for business development, sales and marketing of more than $350 million worth of satellite, space and missile technology programs for commercial, DoD (US military and other government agencies) and classified sectors. I led a world-wide sales and business proposal team of 26 people and directed successful business ventures in the United States and internationally. In addition to working for Honeywell, I worked at Orbital Science (Space Data), Motorola, AlliedSignal and General Dynamics.

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My unique background and experience involved with strategic planning, marketing, new business development, and creating winning growth campaigns vastly assisted me during my seventeen years as a Chandler City Council member. I was first elected to the Chandler City Council in 1990 and served over seventeen years as an elected official.  I served from 1990-1998 and again from 2004 to 2013. During my time as a Council Member, I supported and led many activities that benefitted and “laid the foundation” for our community and our quality of life that we enjoy today -  specifically Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation programs; neighborhood enhancement programs; and economic development opportunities.

Pat and I have two sons, Matt and Anthony, and a daughter, Leah. All attended and graduated from Chandler Public Schools.

I am a native of Newark, NJ, graduated from Rutgers University, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Golden Gate University San Francisco, CA.