New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Endorses Oroho, McHose & Chiusano

New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Endorses Oroho, McHose & Chiusano

New Jersey Outdoor Alliance
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance

TRENTON, NJ –-( NJOA Endorses Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose, and Assemblyman Gary Chiusano in District 24.

Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose, and Assemblyman Gary Chiusano are running in the general election and after careful review have received the endorsement of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance.

Senator Oroho and Assemblyman Chiusano are co-chairs of the New Jersey Angling and Hunting Conservation Caucus (NJAHCC). Assemblywoman McHose was the 2011 recipient of the Frank Valgenti Award by the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. The award is given to a New Jersey resident “who best exemplifies and supports hunting and fishing.”

All three legislators have demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship, sound scientific based wildlife management, and every NJOA supported bill. Three of the bills were signed into law by Governor Christie and include:

  • Bill: S1181 Changed perimeter for bow and arrow hunting (Oroho, McHose, Chiusano sponsors).
  • Bill: S1776 Authorizes counties to develop community based deer management plans and apply for special deer management permits for county-owned lands.
  • Bill: A2304 Revised statute concerning licenses to take menhaden.

Senator Oroho also voted in support for Bill S221 (Prohibits the use of certain fishing gear on artificial reefs) and Bill S106 (Establishes Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program in DEP and appropriates $200,000 from Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction Fund; Oroho is also a cosponsor). Assemblywoman McHose and Assemblyman Chiusano are cosponsors of the Assembly versions of both bill, A1152 and A288.

Senator Oroho, Assemblywoman McHose, and Assemblyman Chiusano are supportive of sound bear management policies, including a bear hunt. In addition, they support keeping the structure and responsibilities of the Fish and Game Council and Marine Fisheries Council to minimize political interference in the management of natural resources.

The three legislators have also authored legislation to require voter registration forms be made available when applying for a hunting, fishing, or trapping license (S1360 and A141); allow licensed dealers to provide firearms for display at fund raising events sponsored by certain tax exempt organizations (S765 and A149); provide for no net loss of DEP lands for fishing, hunting, and trapping purposes; (S333 and A174); and a constitutional amendment ensuring the rights of New Jersey residents to fish and hunt (SCR30 and ACR15).

According to Anthony Mauro, Chairman, NJOA, “The team of Senator Oroho, and Assemblywoman McHose, and Assemblyman Chiusano have demonstrated time and time again their commitment to conservation and to the health of our natural resources by their actions: their voting record, the bills they introduce, and their participation in outdoor activities.”

Mauro continued, “Assemblywoman McHose was with us from the beginning at one of the first NJOA rallies in Monmouth County in 2007 and her two colleagues, Senator Oroho and Assemblyman Chiusano share in her enthusiasm by taking a leadership role in the Angling and Conservation Caucus”.

The 24th District covers all of Sussex County and portions of both Warren and Morris Counties and will include the following municipalities in the next legislative session:

  • Sussex County – Andover Borough, Andover Township, Branchville, Byram, Frankford, Franklin, Fredon, Green, Hamburg, Hampton, Hardyston, Hopatcong, Lafayette, Montague, Newton, Ogdensburg, Sandyston, Sparta, Stanhope, Stillwater, Sussex Borough, Vernon, Walpack, Wantage
  • Warren County – Allamuchy, Belvidere, Blairstown, Frelinghuysen, Hardwick, Hope, Independence, Knowlton, Liberty, Oxford, White
  • Morris County – Mount Olive

Please join the NJOA in supporting Senator Oroho, Assemblywoman McHose, and Assemblyman Chiusano this Tuesday, November 8th, forward this email to those you know that reside in the towns listed above, and check out their website at

Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2011!

Thank you.

Anthony P. Mauro
Sr. Chairman,
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance: “We’ve got your back!”


NJOA – The mission of New Jersey Outdoor Alliance is to serve as a grassroots coalition of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen dedicated to environmental stewardship. We will champion the intrinsic value of natural resource conservation – including fishing, hunting and trapping, among opinion leaders and policy makers. We will support legislation, and those sponsoring legislation, that provides lasting ecological and social enrichment through sustainable use of the earths resources. Visit: