Senator Oroho launches re-election campaign
NEW JERSEY – Senator Steven Oroho announced the launch of his campaign for re-election Friday to continue serving the people of the 24th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to represent the people of the 24th Legislative District and our wonderful communities in Sussex, Morris and Warren Counties in the New Jersey Senate,” said Oroho, who serves as the Senate Republican Leader.
“As the District 24 Senate representative as well as leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, I’ve been fighting Trenton Democrats’ bloated spending and progressive policies that make our state less affordable for families and hamper our personal rights. I’ve fought to cut government red tape to support our Main Street businesses, promote job growth, and create economic opportunity. I’ve helped lead the fight to restore parental rights in education and to defend the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. If re-elected, I will continue to work hard for the people of the 24th Legislative District and be the kind of representative they expect in Trenton,” Oroho said.
Oroho said he was proud to join Republican candidates across New Jersey who will be fighting to win a legislative majority this fall to stop the extreme agenda that’s being advanced by Governor Phil Murphy and Trenton Democrats.
“After five years of Governor Murphy and two decades of full Democrat control of the Legislature, we have a state that is extreme in all the worst ways,” Oroho said. “We have the highest taxes, the most debt, and the worst business climate in the nation. We have rising energy bills that will soar for families and businesses under Governor Murphy’s absurdly expensive green energy plan. We have pandemic learning loss and plunging test scores made worse by school funding cuts to hundreds of districts, many from my legislative district. We have ‘woke’ politics being injected into our classrooms and parental rights being stripped away. We have a massive expansion of abortion funding with tax dollars, including no-limits on abortions up until birth, with non-doctors performing them. We have criminals being freed, cops being handcuffed, and the 2nd Amendment rights of legal gun owners being attacked. If New Jersey voters give Republican legislative candidates the opportunity to lead, we will put an end to these extreme Democrat policies and get our state back on the right track.”
Democrats have had full control of the New Jersey Legislature since 2003. Voters can change that this November when all 120 legislative seats will be on the ballot.
Oroho said that he will miss running with his district colleagues Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths this election cycle, but pointed to several candidates who have expressed an interest in running for the open seats who he trusts would fight on these same issues for the residents of the 24th Legislative District.
“We have many quality candidates who are willing to pick up the mantle from Parker and Hal and be the same kind of fighters for our district,” Oroho said. “The voters will decide who will ultimately win the Republican nomination and I pledge to work with the winners and run a strong campaign for the general election.”
Oroho also said the work of the joint legislative office has been invaluable to the service being provided to the residents of the legislative district and each prospective Assembly candidate has pledged to continue the tradition of sharing joint district office staff.
“I’m excited for the election ahead and look forward to engaging the voters to share our vision of what a Republican majority can mean for the prosperity of New Jersey,” Oroho said.