LAKEVILLE — Norman Orrall, town moderator, is running for the state representative seat currently occupied by his wife, Keiko, in the 12th Bristol District.

On Tuesday, Republican Keiko Orrall announced her candidacy for state treasurer, running against Democrat Deb Goldberg.

“I have decided to become a candidate for the 12th Bristol district because I care deeply about the people and the communities of Berkley, Lakeville, Middleboro, and Taunton," said Norman Orrall in a news release. "My broad experience in local government and as an engineer for 28 years provides knowledge of economic development, infrastructure related needs, creating jobs, and getting things done in state government."

Orrall, who is a civil engineer, has worked as a senior manager in the private sectors of Ohio, Rhode Island and Massachusetts on large infrastructure projects. Most recently he was appointed in 2015 by the Baker administration to be the chief of planning and engineering for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

“What it came down to for me, is I wanting to serve the people of the communities I have lived in for most of my life,” said Orrall in the release. 

He served as town moderator from 2014-18, and on the Finance Committee from 2010 to 2014.

“I think it’s great that Norman is running," said Lakeville Selectman John Powderly in a news release. "His experience in local government as well as at the state level will serve Lakeville and the other communities in the district well.”

Orrall and his wife, Keiko, have been married for 27 years and live in Lakeville. They are the parents of two grown children.