Jack Orchulli (born in 1946 in Pennsylvania) is an American former political candidate from Connecticut. He was raised in Alpha, New Jersey, went to Phillipsburg Catholic High School, and then received a degree from Rutgers University. He later attended night school and received a master's degree in finance from B. M. Baruch College in New York City. He has one son, Andrew, who resides in New York City. He is a Darien, Connecticut, resident and was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for the Connecticut seat held by Christopher Dodd in the 2004 U.S. Senate election. Orchulli, previously an independent, became a Republican in August 2003 shortly before launching his bid for the U.S. Senate and ran for office with no prior political experience. Just months before deciding to run for the U.S. Senate, Orchulli sold his family's ownership interest in Michael Kors (a fashion enterprise) in 2003 and announced his retirement from business. Orchulli had started the Michael Kors Company with Kors in 1981 and remained its CEO/partner until he left the company which, then, had a retail sales volume of about $200 million worldwide. Upon leaving the business world, his sole intent was to offer service to his fellow citizens without the taint of special interests or the compromise of political expediency.