Steve Oroho

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Steve Oroho
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 24th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Preceded byRobert E. Littell
Member of the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
In office
Member of the Franklin Borough Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1958-07-26) July 26, 1958 (age 60)
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceFranklin, New Jersey
Alma materSaint Francis University (B.S.)
OccupationCertified financial planner
WebsiteLegislative web page

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.

Political career[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.[1] Oroho out-raised Gregg during the primary campaign,[1] but both candidates spent about equally.[2] Oroho sought to portray himself as a small government conservative during the campaign.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]. Oroho serves in the Senate on the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Economic Growth Committee.[5]. He served on the Franklin Borough Council from 2001 to 2006 and on the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 2005 to 2007.[5]

In 2018 Oroho made calls to bring back the death penalty in New Jersey.[6][7]

District 24[edit]

As of 2013, the 24th Legislative District covers 36 municipalities in Sussex, Morris and Warren counties in northwestern New Jersey, including: Allamuchy Township, Andover Borough, Andover Township, Belvidere, Blairstown, Branchville, Byram Township, Frankford Township, Franklin, Fredon Township, Frelinghuysen Township, Green, Hamburg, Hampton Township, Hardwick Township, Hardyston Township, Hopatcong, Hope Township, Independence Township, Knowlton Township, Lafayette Township, Liberty Township, Montague Township, Mount Olive Township, Newton, Ogdensburg, Oxford Township, Sandyston Township, Sparta Township, Stanhope, Stillwater Township, Sussex, Vernon Township, Walpack Township, Wantage Township and White Township. [8][9]

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.[10] The other representatives from the 13th District for the 2018-2019 Legislative Session are:[11][12]


Oroho graduated with a B.S. degree from Saint Francis University with a major in accounting.[5] He is a resident of Franklin. Oroho is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), serving as New Jersey state leader.[13]


  1. ^ a b Staff. "Littell to retire", PolitickerNJ, March 6, 2007. Accessed July 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Pizzaro, Max (1 June 2007). "Mountain Men, Gregg and Oroho, fight for Senate seat". Observer.
  3. ^ Friedman, Matt. "Leery of poll data, GOP legislators call for a vote on gay marriage", 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."
  4. ^ Pizarro, Max. "Senate reconvenes, passes open space bond question", 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. "
  5. ^ a b c Assemblyman Oroho's legislative webpage, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 14, 2008.
  6. ^ "Steven Oroho – Eliminating capital punishment has placed... Facebook". Facebook. 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ Hochron, Adam (6 December 2018). "Should NJ bring back death penalty? Colts Neck case renews call". New Jersey 101.5.
  8. ^ George, Andrew. "Parker Space selected to fill 24th District vacancy in N.J. Assembly" in The Express-Times (25 February 2013). Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  9. ^ Districts by Number, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 4, 2010.
  10. ^ Article IV, New Jersey State Constitution (1947).
  11. ^ Legislative Roster 2018-2019 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 21, 2018.
  12. ^ District 24 Legislators, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 21, 2018.
  13. ^ State Chairmen, American Legislative Exchange Council. Accessed July 15, 2012.

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