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January 9, 2013

Newburyport City Council member to be chosen Monday


Prior to the election, he had served on the council for six years. He says this experience would add to a smooth transition, and of the committees that O’Connor Ives sat on, “I have served on two of them already.”

“I would like to serve in the term that I campaigned for last year,” he said in a letter to city officials.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College and an MBA from Salem State College.

Orlando, a resident of 4 William Hall Drive, is a doctor who has focused much of his career on urology. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy Medical Corps and a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

He is a urologist with the Boston Veterans Administration Healthcare System.

Orlando has been active on issues relating to schools and educational financing for the past eight years. Other municipal service includes serving on a task force created by former Mayor John Moak.

He is currently a member of the executive committee of the Governor’s Council on Veterans Services and on the Board of Directors of the Gulf of Maine Institute.

He is a graduate of Boston College and Tufts University Medical School.

Rothberg, a native of Andover, graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied computer science. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a member of Mensa International.

Rothberg, of 15 School St., works as a technical project manager for Aspider Solutions in Beverly. He has also served as an independent technical services consultant for businesses on the North Shore.

Rothberg has worked as a technical consultant for the Newburyport Mothers Club. In 2011, he worked with the city’s budget and finance committee with the goal of saving money on technical services.

Rothberg has children ages 7 and 6, and said that having councilors with young children in the school system would benefit many of the city’s constituents.

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