|Member of the New Jersey Senate from the 24th District|
|Assumed office |
January 8, 2008
|Preceded by||Robert Littell|
|Chair of the New Jersey Senate Republican Conference|
January 9, 2018 – December 31, 2018
|Leader||Thomas Kean Jr.|
|Preceded by||Robert W. Singer|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Bucco|
|Member of the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders|
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2007
|Preceded by||JoAnn D'Anegli |
|Succeeded by||Jeffrey Parrott |
|Born||July 26, 1958|
|Residence||Franklin, New Jersey|
|Alma mater||Saint Francis University (B.S.)|
|Website||Legislative Website |
Senate Republican Website
New Jersey Senate
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. Oroho out-raised Gregg during the primary campaign, but both candidates spent about equally. Oroho sought to portray himself as a small government conservative during the campaign. 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. 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. Oroho serves in the Senate on the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Economic Growth Committee. He served on the Franklin Borough Council from 2001 to 2006 and on the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 2005 to 2007. In 2018 Oroho made calls to bring back the death penalty in New Jersey.
- Joint Budget Oversight
- New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight
- Budget and Appropriations
- Economic Growth
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:
New Jersey Senate
|Republican||Steve Oroho (Incumbent)||35,641||61.0||9.4|
|Republican||Steve Oroho (Incumbent)||38,819||70.4||4.4|
|Democratic||Richard D. Tomko||16,292||29.6||4.4|
|Republican||Steve Oroho (Incumbent)||21,044||66.0|
- "Board of Freeholders". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
- Staff. "Littell to retire", PolitickerNJ, March 6, 2007. Accessed July 15, 2012.
- Pizzaro, Max (1 June 2007). "Mountain Men, Gregg and Oroho, fight for Senate seat". Observer.
- 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."
- 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. "
- Assemblyman Oroho's legislative webpage, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 14, 2008.
- "Steven Oroho – Eliminating capital punishment has placed... Facebook". Facebook. 5 December 2018.
- Hochron, Adam (6 December 2018). "Should NJ bring back death penalty? Colts Neck case renews call". New Jersey 101.5.
- Legislative Roster 2018-2019 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 21, 2018.
- District 24 Legislators, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 21, 2018.
- "2017-official-general-election-results-state-senate.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
- "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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Senator Steven Oroho's Official Site
- Senator Oroho's legislative webpage, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
|New Jersey Senate|
| Member of the New Jersey Senate for the 24th District
January 8, 2008 – Present