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Senator Steven V. Oroho

Born: July 26, 1958

Education: B.S. Saint Francis University (Accounting)


  • Certified Financial Planner, Stonebridge Capital Management

Public/Party Service:

  • Sussex County Board of Freeholders 2005-07
  • Franklin Borough Council 2001-06

Legislative Service: Senate 2008-present

Current Member of

Senate Republican Co-Chairman, NJ Angling, Hunting and Conservation Caucus
State Legislators for Legal Immigration Coalition (SLLI)*
NJ Senate Chairman, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

*State Legislators for Legal Immigration is a nation-wide coalition founded by Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe (R-Butler) to provide a network of state legislators who are committed to working together in demanding full cooperation among our federal, state and local governments in eliminating all economic attractions and incentives (including, but not limited to: public benefits, welfare, education and employment opportunities) for illegal aliens, as well as securing our borders against unlawful invasion.


Alex DeCroce Public Leadership Award 2014

Morris County Chamber of Commerce

Certificate of Appreciation 2015

The American Society of Highway Engineers    Southern NJ

Certificate of Appreciation 2016

Northwest Jersey Friends of the NRA  

Certificate of Appreciation

Tall Timbers Property Owners Association      Double S Diner  

Recognition of Support Certificate 2016

Mount Olive Child Care & Learning Center  

Selfless & Ethical Work Award

Hopatcong Republican Club 2009

Legislator of the Year Award 2012

New Jersey Apartment Association

Business Advocacy Award 2011

Sussex County Economic Development Partnership Inc.

Defender of the Taxpayer Award   2010-2011     2012-2013

Americans for Prosperity

Token of Appreciation Award 2015

The American Society of Highway Engineers

North Central NJ Section

Hometown Hero Award 2009

Newton Memorial Hospital

Vocational Service Award 2009

Wallkill Valley Rotary Club

Certificate of Appreciation 2015

Centenary College Student Government Voices

Certificate of Thanks

1st annual Meeting of the Student Government Voices

Certificate of Appreciation

Hardyston Middle School Class of 2015

Legislator of the Year Award 2015

New Jersey Conference of Mayors

Outstanding Leadership Award 2013

NJ LRA    NJ Lawsuit Reform Alliance

Appreciation Award

One Inning At A Time Foundation

Cancer Awareness Day SJR12

Arthur T Young Award 2011

Outstanding Legislator of the Year

NJ SEED New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development

Preservation Of The American Dream 2012

NJBA   New Jersey Builders Association

Distinctive Leadership Award 2008

Sussex County Economic Development Partnership Inc.

Conservation Leadership Award 2016

NJ Outdoor Alliance

Paul A. Troast Award 2011

NJ Business & Industry Association

Legislative Champion Award   2015

American Addiction Center

Legislative Advocate – Making A Difference Award 2015

Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc.

Support of Youth Award   2008

Wallkill Valley Youth Football

Community Leadership Award 2012

SCARC Foundation

Distinguished Legislator Award 2012

Food Council Committee for Good Government

Legislative Leadership Award 2016


Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform Award

Tax Foundation

Heart of Financial Planning Award 2016

Financial Planning Association of NJ

Grand Marshall 2005

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

2013 NJSBDC Advocate  

NJ Small Business Development Center

2016 Distinguished Service Award

Financial Planning Association of NJ

2016 Cutting Red Tape Award


2017 Legislative Liberator Certificate

NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking NJCAHT


Senator Steve Oroho is currently serving his third term in the New Jersey State Senate.  He represents the twenty-fourth legislative district in the northwestern part of the state which comprises all of Sussex County, and parts of northern Warren and Morris Counties.

Before entry into public office, Senator Oroho had extensive professional experience in the finance departments of top New York City firms including work for Price Waterhouse, W.R. Grace and Company, as well as Young and Rubicam where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Finance.  Senator Oroho is presently a certified financial planner with Stonebridge Capital Management.

Senator Oroho first ran for public office in 2001 winning a seat on the Franklin Borough Council.  He moved up to the Sussex County Freeholder Board in 2005 upon his successful election and served one term before winning election to the State Senate in 2007, and has twice been re-elected.

In the State Senate, Senator Oroho sits on three committees: the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, the Senate Economic Growth Committee as well as the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.  He was also appointed by Governor Christie to serve on the Governor’s Red Tape Review Commission. In addition, he served as a member of the New Jersey Unemployment Insurance Task Force.

In the State Legislature, Senator Oroho takes a particular interest in budgetary and economic development issues.  He has helped craft, in a bipartisan fashion, most every major tax reform issue enacted in New Jersey over the past decade.  His contributions in this particular area have earned him numerous awards and citations from the business community at-large in the state, an honor of which he is infinitely proud.

In addition, Senator Oroho is involved with several community nonprofits, including serving on the Advisory Board of the Center for Prevention and Counseling in Newton, and is active in his church where he is a lector and an honored member of the Knights of Columbus.

Senator Oroho is married and the father of five children and five grandchildren.  He resides in Franklin Borough, Sussex County.