Mitch Goldblatt has served as a Town of Orange elected official for over 37 years. His love for serving our community has spanned the positions of Constable, Town Plan and Zoning Commission, Board of Selectmen, and First Selectman.
Seeking his 13th term on the Board of Selectmen, Mitch is also currently the chair of the Orange Recycling Committee, and a member of both the Pension Board and the Bond Oversight Committee. Mitch volunteers at numerous events, including the Orange Country Fair, the Firemen’s Carnival, Shredding Day, and the Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner.
Mitch has always been outspoken, but is also a great listener to our residents. He was an early advocate of an Orange Train Station, supported building Stew Leonard’s on Marsh Hill Road, and tirelessly encouraged economic development, including bringing Target and Kohl’s to town, while initiating discussions with United Illuminating and sparking the resurgence of the Edison Road extension which was recently completed. In addition, Mitch vigorously supports the extension of the 5th lane for the remainder of the Boston Post Road.
As a member of the current Board of Selectmen, Mitch advocated for larger Recycling Bins, stood up against the Boy Scouts and their former discriminatory actions against gay scouts, questioned the use of the community center for a proposed gun show, suggested many of the Charter Revision proposals, and opposed large pay raises for elected officials.
Mitch is a lifetime member of the Orange Historical Society and the Orange Land Trust. He also belongs to the Orange Arts and Culture Council, Friends of the Library, and is an Associate Member of the Orange Volunteer Fire Association.
He currently works as the Town of Guilford Director of Human Resources and is an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven teaching courses in public administration and human resource management.
He has been selected as a Volunteer of the Year and is President of the Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association.
Mitch earned a BA in Political Science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and an MBA in Management from the University of New Haven. An Orange resident for over 50 years, Mitch lives on Drummond Road with his wife Abby, son Carl, a senior at UCONN, and daughter Shayna, a senior at Amity.
Mitch loves serving our town and representing our residents and asks for your vote to continue as a member of the Board of Selectmen.