Senator Steven Oroho is currently serving his first term in the New Jersey State Senate. He represents a fast growing district in the northwestern part of the state which comprises all of Sussex County and parts of Morris and Hunterdon Counties.
Senator Oroho, who was born in 1958, attended St. Francis University in Pennsylvania where he earned a bachelors degree in accounting. He has 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 voluntarily left corporate finance in 1998 to devote his energies to community service. He became involved in high school athletics where he coached baseball and football for Pope John XXII High School in Sparta. Senator Oroho believes that, through coaching, adults can help demonstrate and teach leadership qualities to our youth. He continues to play a coaching role on the football team.
Senator Oroho is active on many boards including the Saint Clare�s Sussex Hospital Advisory Board, the Center for Prevention and Counseling in Newton, and is active in his church where he is a proud member of the Knights of Columbus.
Senator Oroho first ran for public office in 2001 winning a seat on the Franklin Borough Council, a position he held until 2006. He moved up to the Sussex County Freeholder Board in 2005 upon his successful election and served as Freeholder for one term before winning election to the State Senate in 2007.
In the State Senate, Senator Oroho is a member of both the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Senate Economic Growth Committee.
Senator Oroho is married and the father of five children, and recently became a grandfather. He resides in Franklin Borough, Sussex County.