Steve Oroho

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Steve Oroho
Steve Oroho.jpg
Member of the New Jersey Senate from the 24th District
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Preceded byRobert Littell
Chair of the New Jersey Senate Republican Conference
In office
January 9, 2018 – December 31, 2018
LeaderThomas Kean Jr.
Preceded byRobert W. Singer
Succeeded byAnthony Bucco
Member of the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
In office
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2007
Preceded byJoAnn D'Anegli [1]
Succeeded byJeffrey Parrott [2]
Personal details
Born (1958-07-26) July 26, 1958 (age 60)
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceFranklin, New Jersey
Alma materSaint Francis University (B.S.)
WebsiteLegislative Website
Senate Republican Website

Steven V. Oroho (born July 26, 1958) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey Senate since January 8, 2008, where he represents the 24th Legislative District.

New Jersey Senate[edit]

Oroho announced in 2007 that he would seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Robert Littell. With Littell's endorsement, he ran in a competitive primary against Assemblyman Guy Gregg.[3] Oroho out-raised Gregg during the primary campaign,[3] but both candidates spent about equally.[4] Oroho sought to portray himself as a small government conservative during the campaign.[4] Oroho won the hard-fought primary and then easily won the general election in the heavily Republican 24th district. Oroho opposes same-sex marriage and has been the senate sponsor of legislation that would allow a public vote in the form of a ballot question to determine whether it should be legalized or banned in New Jersey.[5] He is the primary sponsor of that legislation in the Senate. In June 2009 he was one of seven senators to vote against putting open space bond question on the November ballot.[6]. Oroho serves in the Senate on the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Economic Growth Committee.[7]. He served on the Franklin Borough Council from 2001 to 2006 and on the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 2005 to 2007.[7] In 2018 Oroho made calls to bring back the death penalty in New Jersey.[8][9]

Committees[edit]

  • Joint Budget Oversight
  • New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight
  • Budget and Appropriations
  • Economic Growth

District 24[edit]

New Jersey's 24th Legislative District-2011 Apportionment

Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 13th District for the 218th Legislature are:[10][11]

Electoral History[edit]

New Jersey Senate[edit]

New Jersey general election, 2017[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Oroho (Incumbent) 35,641 61.0 Decrease 9.4
Democratic Jennifer Hamilton 22,760 39.0 Increase 9.4
Total votes 58,401 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2013[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Oroho (Incumbent) 38,819 70.4 Increase 4.4
Democratic Richard D. Tomko 16,292 29.6 Decrease 4.4
Total votes 55,111 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2011[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Oroho (Incumbent) 21,044 66.0
Democratic Edwin Selby 10,837 34.0
Total votes 31,881 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Oroho 31,143 69.5 Increase 1.4
Democratic Edwin Selby 13,694 30.5 Decrease 1.4
Total votes 44,837 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Board of Freeholders". Wayback Machine. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Board of Freeholders". Wayback Machine. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Staff. "Littell to retire", PolitickerNJ, March 6, 2007. Accessed July 15, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Pizzaro, Max (1 June 2007). "Mountain Men, Gregg and Oroho, fight for Senate seat". Observer.
  5. ^ Friedman, Matt. "Leery of poll data, GOP legislators call for a vote on gay marriage" Archived 2009-02-25 at the Wayback Machine, PolitickerNJ, February 19, 2009. Accessed April 24, 2012. "McHose sponsored legislation in the assembly that would create a ballot question to amend the state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Her district-mate, state Sen. Steve Oroho, is the prime sponsor of the senate version."
  6. ^ Pizarro, Max. "Senate reconvenes, passes open space bond question" Archived 2009-09-04 at the Wayback Machine, PolitickerNJ, June 25, 2009. Accessed April 24, 2012. "In a sign of the first significant public dissent of the day here, state Sen. Steve Oroho (R-Franklin) just stood and expressed his opposition to the open space bond question, which already passed in the Assembly earlier in the evening. "
  7. ^ a b Assemblyman Oroho's legislative webpage, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 14, 2008.
  8. ^ "Steven Oroho – Eliminating capital punishment has placed... Facebook". Facebook. 5 December 2018.
  9. ^ Hochron, Adam (6 December 2018). "Should NJ bring back death penalty? Colts Neck case renews call". New Jersey 101.5.
  10. ^ Legislative Roster 2018-2019 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 21, 2018.
  11. ^ District 24 Legislators, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "2017-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  14. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011, p. 15. Accessed April 27, 2019.
  15. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election[permanent dead link], New Jersey Department of State, December 3, 2007, p. 15. Accessed April 27, 2019.

External links[edit]

New Jersey Senate
Preceded by
Robert Littell
Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 24th District
January 8, 2008 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent