Luke Orlando is a fifth-generation Texan with deep roots in the Pearland community. His mother, Sara, was the child of a Korean War vet and his entrepreneur bride, who together founded a family business that Sara has managed successfully for nearly three decades. Luke’s dad, Mike, was born to a Houston Police Officer and a bus driver with a beauty shop. He paid his way through college where he met the love of his life, Sara. From birth, Luke was surrounded by people with tremendous grit and a deep spirit of service.
Luke’s passion for political service began in first grade when he insisted on staying up until 3am on Election Night to “make sure all of the states were colored in.” By fourth grade, he played George Bush in his school’s mock election and in eighth grade, when his political interests came up against his family’s budget, he began flipping burgers at the Pearland Little League concession stand to attend political conferences across the country. During his senior year, his Congressman offered him an internship in his district office, where every day he helped solve the challenges facing people in our community.
Luke studied Finance and Government at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was active in several business organizations and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. From 2013 to 2015, he served on Representative Ed Thompson’s staff at the Texas Capitol and managed his 2018 reelection campaign.
After graduating, Luke was hired by a management consulting firm, where he uses a fresh perspective and data-driven strategy to help companies across a wide range of industries solve complex business problems.
“From birth, Luke was surrounded by people with tremendous grit and a deep spirit of service."
From Left: Jake, GiGi, Mike, Sara, Luke, and Sadie
Luke is the son of Mike and Sara Orlando and oldest of three children. Sadie, his sister, graduated from PHS last year and is currently studying Education at Stephen F. Austin University. His brother, Jake, is a PHS graduate and now studies Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University.
Luke’s dad works in sales and, with Jake, led the 2010 Pearland team to the final game of the Little League World Series’ American Championship. His mom continues to manage her family’s small business while also operating a boutique clothing store, Regina Bella.
- Pearland City Councilman, Position 1
- Board Member, Pearland Neighborhood Center
- Worked in Representative Ed Thompson’s office at the Texas Capitol
- Worked in US House of Representatives district office
- R.I.S.E. Mentor with Pearland ISD
- Mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters
- Member of the Pearland Lion’s Club
- Parishioner at St. Helen’s Catholic Church
- Personal finance instructor for Brazoria County Junior Achievement at Turner High School
- Member of Pearland Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni