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NJOA Endorses Senator Donald Norcross in District 5

NJOA press release

Senator Donald Norcross is running in the general election and after careful review has received the endorsement of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance.   

Senator Norcross is senate co-chair of the New Jersey Angling and Hunting Conservation Caucus. His legislative record and position as co-chair of the NJAHCC have demonstrated his commitment to environmental stewardship. He has also been a regular participant in the NJOA's Sportsmen / Statesmen shoot.

Senator Norcross stated, "As a scuba diver and someone who enjoys fishing and has a profound appreciation for the outdoors I have a keen understanding of the important environmental and economic contributions made by conservationists to New Jersey's natural resources."  

Senator Norcross has voted for 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. 
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 Norcross 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).

According to Anthony Mauro, Chairman, NJOA, "Senator Norcross has demonstrated his commitment to conservation and to the health of our natural resources by his voting record, participation in outdoor activities, and as chair of the NJAHCC where he provides oversight and direction to a caucus of his peers."  Mauro continued, "At the most recent NJAHCC meeting he made it a priority to highlight the devastation being caused to New Jersey forests by the Southern Pine Beetle and the need for immediate corrective action by the state".

The 5th District covers portions of both Camden and Gloucester Counties and will include the following municipalities in the next legislative session: Audubon; Audubon Park; Barrington; Bellmawr; Brooklawn; Camden City; Deptford; Gloucester City; Haddon Heights; Harrison; Lawnside; Magnolia; Mantua; Mount Ephraim; Runnemede; Wenonah; Westville; Woodbury; and Woodlynne.


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