New Jersey's 24th Legislative District

Senator Steven Oroho

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on S-2026, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” on December 5, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Steven Oroho toured Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County on March 21, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho joined the Littell family on Nov. 13, 2015 to unveil signs dedicating Route 15 in Sussex County the “Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway.” Oroho sponsored the legislation honoring the late senator. (Facebook/Steven Oroho)

  • Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho designed to protect and grow the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry was signed into law by Acting Governor Kim Guadagno on July 31, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho speaking against proposed income and business tax increases during a Senate floor debate on the FY ’16 state budget on June 25, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho spoke to the New Jersey Realtors about the need to to stop the flow of wealth and jobs out of the state at the 2015 Realtors Day breakfast in Trenton on June 11, 2015. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) was presented the 3rd Annual Alex DeCroce Public Leadership Award by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce on October 16, 2014 for his strong support of the state’s business community. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) was a “celebrity reader” to the preschool children at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Little Sprouts Early Learning Center in Newton, NJ on October 6, 2014. (Photo Gallery)

  • Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24) spoke about the importance of legislation he sponsors to repeal New Jersey’s death tax at a State House rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity on September 15, 2014. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Steve Oroho, Asw. Alison Littell McHose and Asm. Parker Space (all R-24) joined Americans for Prosperity, business organizations and concerned citizens at a State House rally on September 15, 2014 in support of legislation they sponsor to repeal New Jersey’s death tax. (Press Release)

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Oroho Welcomes Opportunity on New Manufacturing Caucus

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As the newly formed Legislative Manufacturing Caucus undertakes its first meeting today, Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) said he was ready to get to work to help make New Jersey a better place to do business.

Sen. Steve Oroho is a member of the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus. (Wikimedia Commons)

“This is an incredible chance for us to work on a bipartisan basis along with business leaders to develop strategies and policies that will invigorate our state’s manufacturing industry,” Senator Oroho said. “A strong manufacturing industry means more well-paying jobs for our residents.”

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Oroho and Space Laud Overdose Awareness Day for Promoting Prevention and Treatment of Addiction

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Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) issued the following joint statement supporting Overdose Awareness Day:

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. (International Overdose Awareness Day)

“The opioid crisis is rampant across New Jersey, and the entire nation. The insidious disease of addiction claims more than 50,000 lives each year in America, and deaths continue to skyrocket in counties across our state.

“To effectively fight this epidemic, we must eliminate the social stigma that forces many addicts and their families to suffer in silence. It is important to shine a light on the severity of this threat, and to encourage victims to seek help and treatment they so desperately need to have a second chance at life.

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Governor signs package of Oroho-Space farm bills

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A package of comprehensive farm bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space benefiting the state’s farming industry, schools and food banks was signed today by Gov. Chris Christie.

A package of bills designed to help New Jersey’s farm industry was signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey has a long history of farming and farm culture, especially in the district I represent,” said Oroho (R-Sussex). “Not only will these new laws help us keep the farmer on the farm, they will help educate students about New Jersey’s important agricultural heritage.”

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Now Law: Oroho Bill to Protect Members of the Military from Discrimination

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to ensure that members of the United States Armed Forces are protected against discrimination is now law after it was signed by Governor Chris Christie.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho to protect veterans from discrimination was signed into law. (Flickr)

“It takes a special kind of person to sign up for military service,” Senator Oroho said. “They put their lives on hold while they go out to serve our country. They deserve to have every chance to succeed once they return to civilian life.”

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Gov. Signs Oroho Bill to Allow More Survivors, Witnesses of Sex Crimes to Testify Via CCTV

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Governor Christie has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to expand protections for survivors and witnesses, by removing the age restriction for testifying via closed circuit television (CCTV) in certain sex crime, domestic violence, and child abuse cases.

Gov. Christie has signed Sen. Steven Oroho’s bill to expand protections for survivors and witnesses, by removing the age restriction to testify via closed-circuit-television, also known as CCTV. (©iStock)

Prior to the August 7th signing of Sen. Oroho’s bill, only those 16-years-of-age or younger are permitted to testify via CCTV.

“Allowing more survivors and witnesses of sex crimes to utilize CCTV is critical to reducing the number of cases that go unreported every year,” Senator Oroho said. “Everyone who has endured such a traumatic experience should have the opportunity to testify without fear of retribution. Age shouldn’t stand in the way.”
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Now Law: Oroho’s ‘Ralph & David’s Law’ to Up Penalties for Drunk Drivers Who Kill

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) to increase penalties for deaths caused by drivers who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

“Ralph and David’s Law” is named in honor of David Heim and Ralph Politi, Jr., innocent victims who lost their lives to drunk drivers.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s bipartisan “Ralph and David’s Law” establishes harsher punishments for drunk drivers who cause a fatality. (Flickr)

“Families that lose a loved one to a drunk driver suffer through so much. They deserve justice and a little closure,” Senator Oroho said. “Harsher punishments can act as a deterrent and ensure that reckless drunk drivers who kill receive a punishment that reflects the magnitude of their crime.”

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Oroho & Space Welcome DOE Application Process To Help Restore Lost School Funding

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Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) welcomed the release of information by the New Jersey Department of Education on a new application process to help restore funding to school districts that lost state aid in the recently enacted state budget.

Sen. Steven Oroho and Asm. Parker Space welcomed information from the NJDOE on a new application process to help restore funding to school districts that lost state aid in the recently enacted state budget. (Flickr)

“In response to school aid cuts that the Democrats forced through the Legislature, we worked with the administration to develop the new NJDOE program to help restore lost funding, protect students and teachers, and prevent property tax increases,” said Oroho. “I’m glad that school districts will now be able to start the process of recovering from the unexpected cuts that were imposed through the state budget.”

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Oroho Backs Increasing State Aid for Lake Hopatcong

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Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) applauded the inclusion of a FY18 State budget appropriation to fund weed harvesting efforts at Lake Hopatcong.

Sen. Steven Oroho has fought tirelessly alongside Sen. Bucco to increase funding for weed harvesting at Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey’s largest freshwater lake. (Lake Hopatcong Foundation)

Senator Oroho has for years strongly advocated alongside Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) for increasing funding to preserve and maintain the lake.

“Lake Hopatcong is one of New Jersey’s most treasured natural resources and a key source of economic revenue,” Senator Oroho said. “The simplest way to protect the long term viability of the lake is to harvest the weeds, on time, each and every year. Unfortunately, state aid has consistently fallen short and as a result, conditions are more dire than ever.”

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Oroho Votes Against Budget Cutting $1 Million of Local School Aid

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Successfully Fights to Restore $2.3 Million of Cuts, Says Final Deal Still Not Good Enough

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24), a member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, voted against the FY18 New Jersey state budget citing more than $1 million of local school aid cuts that remain in the new budget that has been passed by the Legislature.

Sen. Steven Oroho voted against the FY18 New Jersey state budget citing more than $1 million of local school aid cuts that remain in the new budget that has been passed by the Legislature. (SenateNJ.com)

“Our local schools were facing more than $3.3 million in lost state aid under the proposal originally put forward by Democrats,” said Oroho. “While I successfully fought to restore $2.3 million of funding that was cut, I’m still not satisfied with the $1 million that our schools will still lose under the final plan. I don’t believe these cuts were done fairly, so I voted ‘no’ on the state budget.”

Click here to view school aid numbers and changes under the various proposals and final approved state budget.

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Passed: Oroho Bill to Help Volunteer First Responders

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A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to identify ways to help retain and recruit volunteer first responders was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s bill to help New Jersey’s volunteer first responders was passed by the Senate. (RTFD/Facebook)

“New Jersey would not be able to get the fire and EMS coverage it needs without the dedicated efforts of its volunteer first responders,” Senator Oroho said. “These individuals put their lives on the line and rush out at the drop of a hat all because of a love of community and a desire to protect their family, friends and neighbors. We must do everything we can to ensure these invaluable institutions and the services they provide don’t disappear.”

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