NJ Outdoor Alliance Endorses Steve Oroho For Senate and Parker Space & Hal Wirths For Assembly in District 24


– The conservative trio in LD-24 welcome support of the State’s outdoorspeople –

After careful review, Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assembly Candidate Hal Wirths have received the endorsement of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance (NJOA) in the June 6th Primary in the 24th District.


Senator Steve Oroho is the Senate Republican Co-Chair of the New Jersey Angling, Hunting, and Conservation Caucus.  He has been a champion of the sportsmen community since his first election to the Senate ten years ago.  In March 2016 he was honored by the NJOA with their 2016 Conservation Leadership Award.  He is a life member of the National Rifle Association.  Senator Oroho has been instrumental in the passage of two vital bow hunting laws – changing the perimeter for bow hunting around an occupied building and allowing bow hunting on Sundays, as well as the enactment “Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs” program in DEP.


Assemblyman Space is the Assembly Republican Co-Chairman of the New Jersey Angling, Hunting, and Conservation Caucus.  His family has owned and operated Space Farms Zoo and Museum for 90 years.  He is a life-long hunter and teaches responsible gun ownership and promotes sound wildlife policies through educational programs at the zoo.  He is a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the NJ Farm Bureau.  Along with Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Space was supportive of the creation of the apprentice firearm hunting license and apprentice bow and arrow license as well as the creation of the “Fishing Buddy License.”


In addition Assemblyman Space serves on the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and is a voice of common sense on hunting, angling, trapping, natural resource conservation, and other issues of importance to NJOA.


Hal Wirths is no stranger to issues facing the outdoor community.  He is a gun owner and a life member of the National Rifle Association.  Wirths has supported numerous outdoor charity events held by such groups as the Friends of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, and the Ruffed Grouse Society.  As a Freeholder, he was supportive of the bear hunt and opposed the McGreevey’s and Corzine’s administrations blocking of the hunts.


Oroho, Space and Wirths are championing legislation to clarify that the Fish and Game Council have the sole authority to regulate freshwater fishing, hunting, and trapping (S472 and A3737); provide for no net loss of DEP lands for fishing, hunting, and trapping purposes (S485 and A122); authorizing Sunday bow hunting on federal military installations and the William J. Hughes Technical Center (S1605 and A2923); authorizing the use of tracking dog to search for and recover wild deer during prescribed hunting season (S2400 and A1616); and a constitutional amendment ensuring the rights of New Jersey residents to fish and hunt (SCR27 and ACR79).

According to Pete Grimbilas, Chairman, NJOA, “The team of Oroho, Space and Wirths have demonstrated time and time again their commitment to conservation and to the health of our natural resources by their actions: the bills they introduce and support, and their participation in outdoor activities.”


“Oroho, Space and Wirths are supportive of sound bear management policies, including a bear hunt,” Grimbilas continued.  “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.  They both support the rights of hunters from draconian gun control measures.”


The 24th District covers all of Sussex County and portions of both Warren and Morris Counties:

Sussex County – (all) 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

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