Steve Oroho

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Steve Oroho
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 24th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Preceded by Robert E. Littell
Personal details
Born (1958-07-26) July 26, 1958 (age 58)
Political party Republican
Residence Franklin, New Jersey
Alma mater Saint Francis University (B.S.)
Occupation Certified financial planner
Website Legislative 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 and positions[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.

In 2008, he was an early supporter of John McCain in the 2008 United States presidential election.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Oroho serves in the Senate on the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Economic Growth Committee.[6]

He served on the Franklin Borough Council from 2001 to 2006 and on the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 2005 to 2007.[6]

District 24[edit]

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 24th district for the 2014-2015 Legislative Session are:[7]

Background[edit]

Oroho graduated with a B.S. degree from Saint Francis University with a major in accounting.[6] He is a resident of Franklin.

Oroho is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), serving as New Jersey state leader.[8]

Election history[edit]

New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Oroho (incumbent) 38,819 70.4
Democratic Richard D. Tomko 16,292 29.6
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Oroho (incumbent) 21,044 66.0
Democratic Edwin Selby 10,837 34.0
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Oroho 31,143 69.5
Democratic Edwin Selby 13,694 30.5
Republican hold
New Jersey State Senate Republican primary election, 2007[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Oroho 9,538 51.0
Republican Guy R. Gregg 9,153 49.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff. "Littell to retire", PolitickerNJ, March 6, 2007. Accessed July 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b http://www.politickernj.com/mountain-men-gregg-and-oroho-fight-senate-seat-9018
  3. ^ Pizarro, Max. "Oroho endorses McCain", PolitickerNJ, January 26, 2008. Accessed April 24, 2012.
  4. ^ 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."
  5. ^ 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. "
  6. ^ a b c Assemblyman Oroho's legislative webpage, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 14, 2008.
  7. ^ "Legislative Roster 2014-2015 Session". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ State Chairmen, American Legislative Exchange Council. Accessed July 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "Official List Candidates for State Senate For GENERAL ELECTION 11/05/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 4, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2011 General Election, New Jersey Department of State, December 14, 2011. Accessed June 22, 2012.
  11. ^ "Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For November 2007 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 3, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Official List Candidate Returns for State Senate For June 2007 Primary Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. July 20, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 

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