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Aaron Schock currently serves the 18th Congressional district of Illinois

Aaron Schock has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 18th district of the State of Illinois, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies

Aaron Schock has consistently applied conservative values and principles to his political work.[1]

Community Service

  • Big Brother mentor for several years
  • Board of Directors for Youth for a Cause
  • Peoria's Vision 2020 Youth Education and Learning Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce's Education Task Force
  • Heart of Illinois Kid's Count board of directors
  • St. Jude Telethon V.I.P.
  • Volunteer on medical missions in the most impoverished areas of Mexico
  • Former President of the Peoria Public Schools Education Foundation[2]

Awards

  • Jaycees Good Government Award, 2004
  • Illinois Committee for Honest Government Outstanding Service Award for Outstanding Legislative and Constituent Service, 2007
  • Peoria's 40 Leaders Under 40, 2004
  • Guardian Angels Arc-Angel Award, 2005
  • Community Workshop and Training Center Advocacy Award, 2005
  • Richard Mautino Excellence in Government Award, 2005
  • Life Services Network Legislator of the Year, 2006
  • Illinois Health Care Association, Legislator of the Year, 2005, 2006, 2007[3]

Bio

As a child, Aaron Schock grew up on a farm and learned the values of entrepreneurship. At age fifteen, Aaron started working in a gravel pit, and later in his teens, earned upwards of $18,000 per year. On his eighteenth birthday, he invested in his first piece of real estate. After completing his degree in Finance in only two years at Bradley University, Schock teamed up with a partner to start a business.[4]

At age 19, Schock decided to run for school board because he wanted to reform some of the high school's policies. Though more than enough people signed his petition to be placed on the ballot, Schock was thrown off the ballot because some people wrote in ditto marks for part of their addresses. After improvising as a write-in candidate, Aaron Schock defeated the school board president by garnering 60% of the vote.[5]

Illinois State Representative

In 2004, Aaron Schock ran for and won the spot for Illinois State Representative, making him at age 23 the youngest member of the Illinois General Assembly. He passed eleven of his bills during the first five months in office, and throughout his first three years, Schock sponsored eighteen bills, all passing. The bills' matters varied, relating to education reforms, child protection, prescription drug savings, helping the veterans, road construction, and response to high-tech identity theft. Schock also opposed many of Governor Rod Blagovich's economic policies that called for borrowing, spending, and employer taxation. He was part of the group that struck down Blagovich's proposal of the Gross Receipts Tax and employer tax, as well as the greatest spending increase in Illinois history. As a state representative, Aaron Schock participated in community gatherings, neighborhood organizations, and non-profits.[6]

Committees Assigned on Illinois General Assembly

Aaron Schock served on the following committees: Financial Institutions; Environment and Energy; Appropriations-Human Services; Veterans Affairs; Gaming; Approp-Elementary & Secondary Education; and Committee of the Whole.[7]

2008 elections

He won the Republican primary on February 5, 2008 to replace incumbent Rep. Ray LaHood(R-Ill.).[8]


Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

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Committees and affiliations

Committees

Schock has not yet been assigned to committees in the 111th Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

DC Office:
509 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3805
Phone: (202) 225-6201
Fax: (202) 225-9249
Web Email
Website

District Office - Peoria:
100 N.E. Monroe, Room 100
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 671-7027
Fax: (309) 671-7309

Schock for Congress
5901 N Prospect Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-693-9393

Email: info@aaronschock.com

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. "Schock to the System"
  2. "Biography"
  3. "Awards"
  4. "Aaron's Story"
  5. "Aaron's Story, continued"
  6. "Aaron's Story, continued"
  7. "Biography"
  8. Chicago Sun-Times Election results

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2010
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Yes
Previous Political Work?
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 100 N.E. Monroe, Room 100, Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 671-7027 / Fax: (309) 671-7309





Campaign Contact:

Website: aaronschock.com
Webform Email: / Email: info@aaronschock.com

Campaign Offices:

1. 5901 N Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309-693-9393 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: May 28, 1981