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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2009-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2009-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2009
 
|Assumed office = 2009
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = Ray LaHood (R)
 
|Leadership = President of the Peoria, [[Illinois]], School Board
 
|Leadership = President of the Peoria, [[Illinois]], School Board
 
|Years leadership = 2004-2005
 
|Years leadership = 2004-2005
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|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|Last election = November 6, 2012
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 4, 2008
 
|First elected = November 4, 2008
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Next election = [[Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=8129615
 
|Prior office =[[Illinois House of Representatives]], District 92
 
|Prior office =[[Illinois House of Representatives]], District 92
 
|Prior office years = 2005-2009
 
|Prior office years = 2005-2009
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|Birthday = May 30, 1981
 
|Birthday = May 30, 1981
 
|Place of birth = Morris, Minnesota
 
|Place of birth = Morris, Minnesota
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|Net worth = $144,186
 
|Profession = Real Estate Investor
 
|Profession = Real Estate Investor
 
|Religion = Conservative Baptist
 
|Religion = Conservative Baptist
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|Campaign logo = Aaron Schock logo.jpg
 
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{{tnr}}'''Aaron Schock''' (b. May 28, 1981) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Schock was elected by voters from [[Illinois' 18th congressional district]]. Schock ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Aaron Schock''' (b. May 28, 1981 in Morris, Minnesota) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from [[Illinois' 18th congressional district]] since 2008.  
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schock is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/aaron_schock/412314 ''Gov Track'' "Aaron Schock" Accessed April 11, 2012]</ref>
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Schock won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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He previously represented District 92 of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from  2005 to 2009.<ref name="biography"/>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===U.S. House of Representatives===
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Schock serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on House Administration|Committee on House Administration]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Committee on Ways and Means]]
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**Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
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**Subcommittee on Health
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**Subcommittee on Trade
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Schock serves on the following committees:<ref name="committees"> [http://schock.house.gov/Biography/Committee.htm ''Congressman Aaron Schock'' "Committees" Accessed November 4, 2011] </ref>
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Schock served on the following committees:<ref name="committees"> [http://schock.house.gov/Biography/Committee.htm ''Congressman Aaron Schock'' "Committees" Accessed November 4, 2011] </ref>
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Committee on Ways and Means]]
 
**Subcommittee on Trade
 
**Subcommittee on Trade
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on House Administration]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on House Administration|Committee on House Administration]]
 
**Subcommittee on Elections
 
**Subcommittee on Elections
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===Targeted by Club for Growth Action===
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In February 2013, the [[Club for Growth]] Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Schock was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 61%.<ref>[http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/club-for-growth-targets-idahos-simpson-for-defeat-in-2014/ ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/club-for-growth-leads-conservative-charge-sometimes-at-republicans/?ref=politics ''The New York Times,'' "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013]</ref>
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===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill,'' "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011]</ref>
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill,'' "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Support vote}}
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Schock voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2014===
 
A November 2012 article in the ''National Journal'' said Schock was exploring a possible run for [[Governor of Illinois]] in [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/11/schock-explorin.php ''National Journal'' "Schock Exploring Governor Bid," November 2, 2012]</ref>
 
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Schock defeated Democrat [[Steve Waterworth]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinoise"]</ref> Schock was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2012|18th District]]. Schock is seeking the nomination on the [[Republican]] ticket.<ref name="source">[http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1386885272/Easton-man-will-oppose-Schock ''pjstar.com'' "Easton man will oppose Schock" Accessed December 15, 2011] </ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
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Schock won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2012|18th District]]. Schock ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary and defeated Democrat [[Steve Waterworth]] in the general election.<ref name="source">[http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1386885272/Easton-man-will-oppose-Schock ''pjstar.com'' "Easton man will oppose Schock" Accessed December 15, 2011] </ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinois"]</ref>
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Schock ran unopposed in the [[Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2012|Republican primary]]. [[Steve Waterworth]] defeated candidate [[Matt Woodmancy]] in the [[Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2012|Democratic primary]].<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref> [[Steve Waterworth|Waterworth]] will face Schock in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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===Full history===
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
  
===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, Schock won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Deirdre "D.K." Hirner ([[Democratic|D]]) and Sheldon Schafer ([[Green]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 18th Congressional District
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Green
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|winner1 = Aaron Schock
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Deirdre "D.K." Hirner
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|candidate3= Sheldon Schafer
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|votes1 = 152868
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|votes2 = 57046
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|votes3= 11256
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}}
 
}}
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name=Schock
|Name =Aaron Schock (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H8IL18043 ''FEC Reports'' "Aaron Schock Summary Reports" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|year=2008
|Political Party =Republican
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|Editdate=April 7, 2013
|Report 1 =Pre-Primary<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/994/12950681994/12950681994.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "Pre-Primary" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00029273&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Aaron Schock" Accessed April 7, 2013]</ref>
|Date 1 =March 8, 2012
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|party=Republican
|Beginning Balance 1 =2287450.91
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|totalraised2012=3220549
|Total Contributions 1 = 76037.37
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|result2012=Won
|Expenditures 1=66009.24
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 18th congressional district|District 18]])
|Cash on Hand 1 =2297479.04
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|totalraised2010=2300387
|Report 2 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/207/12970923207/12970923207.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "April Quarterly" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 18th congressional district|District 18]])
|Beginning Balance 2 =2297499.04
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|totalraised2008=2608679
|Total Contributions 2 =374636.64
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|result2008=Won
|Expenditures 2=30027.56
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|office2008=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 18th congressional district|District 18]])
|Cash on Hand 2 =2642088.12
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|Report 3 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/197/12971421197/12971421197.pdf ''FEC Reports'' "July Quarterly" Accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 3 =July 13, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 3 =2642088.12
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|Total Contributions 3 =368463.78
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|Expenditures 3=182168.44
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|Cash on Hand 3 =2828383.46
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===2012===
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[[File:Aaron Schock 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Schock's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Shock won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Shock's campaign committee raised a total of $3,220,549 and spent $2,164,695.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00029273&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Aaron Shock 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 18th Congressional District
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|party =  Republican
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|total raised =  $3,220,549
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|total spent = $2,164,695
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|opponent raised =  $0
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|opponent spent = $0
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|org1 = Madison Dearborn Partners
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|org2 = Exelon Corp
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|org3 =  CME Group
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|org4 =  Caterpillar Inc
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|org5 =  Kirkland & Ellis
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|orgdonor1 =  $35,000
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|orgdonor2 = $27,500
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|orgdonor3 = $23,500
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|orgdonor4 =  $23,000
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|orgdonor5 =  $23,000
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|ind1 =  Health Professionals
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|ind2 = Securities & Investment
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|ind3 =  Retired
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|ind4 = Insurance
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|ind5 =Real Estate
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|inddonor1 =  $261,425
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|inddonor2 =  $195,999
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|inddonor3 = $174,711
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|inddonor4 = $144,546
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|inddonor5 = $108,665
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schock paid his congressional staff a total of $1,018,767 in 2011.  He ranks 34th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 141st overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/949/Rep_Aaron_Schock.html LegiStorm "Aaron Schock"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schock is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican leader]]," as of June 17, 2013<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/aaron_schock/412314 ''Gov Track'' "Aaron Schock" Accessed June 17, 2013]</ref>
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2012====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Schock's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $-916,584  and $1,118,411. That averages to $100,913.50, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029273&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schock, (R-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schock is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/aaron_schock/412314 ''Gov Track'' "Aaron Schock" Accessed April 11, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Schock ranked 205th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Schock ranked 189th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Political Positions===
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====Percentage voting with party====
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Schock missed 170 of 3,350 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 5.1%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/aaron_schock/412314 ''GovTrack,'' "Aaron Schock," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schock paid his congressional staff a total of $1,018,767 in 2011.  He ranks 34th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 141st overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/949/Rep_Aaron_Schock.html LegiStorm "Aaron Schock"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Schock's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$880,811 and $1,169,184. That averages to $144,186, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 42.88% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029273&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schock (R-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Schock's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $-916,584  and $1,118,411. That averages to $100,913.50, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029273&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schock, (R-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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*[http://schock.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://schock.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://aaronschock.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://aaronschock.com/ Official campaign website]
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Aaron Schock
Aaron Schock.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRay LaHood (R)
Leadership
President of the Peoria, Illinois, School Board
2004-2005
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,129,615
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives, District 92
2005-2009
Peoria, Illinois, School Board
2001-2005
Education
High schoolRichwoods High School
Bachelor'sIllinois Central College, Bradley University
Personal
BirthdayMay 30, 1981
Place of birthMorris, Minnesota
ProfessionReal Estate Investor
Net worth$144,186
ReligionConservative Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Aaron Schock campaign logo
Aaron Schock (b. May 28, 1981 in Morris, Minnesota) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 18th congressional district since 2008.

Schock won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

He previously represented District 92 of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Schock is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Schock graduated from Rolling Acres Middle School and Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois in 2000. He then graduated from Bradley University in Peoria with a B.S. in Finance (a four year degree) in only two years.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schock serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Schock served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Targeted by Club for Growth Action

In February 2013, the Club for Growth Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Schock was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 61%.[5][6]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Aaron Schock endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Schock voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 18th congressional district elections, 2012

Schock won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 18th District. Schock ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Steve Waterworth in the general election.[9][10]

U.S. House, Illinois District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAaron Schock Incumbent 74.2% 244,467
     Democratic Steve Waterworth 25.8% 85,164
Total Votes 329,631
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schock is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schock raised a total of $8,129,615 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[13]

Aaron Schock's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 18) Won $3,220,549
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 18) Won $2,300,387
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 18) Won $2,608,679
Grand Total Raised $8,129,615

2012

Breakdown of the source of Schock's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Shock won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Shock's campaign committee raised a total of $3,220,549 and spent $2,164,695.[14]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Schock's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Schock won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schock's campaign committee raised a total of $2,300,387 and spent $1,303,848 .[15]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schock is a "moderate Republican leader," as of June 17, 2013[16]

2012

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schock is a "rank-and-file Republican".[17]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Schock ranked 205th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[18]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Schock ranked 189th in the conservative rankings.[19]

Voting with party

2013

Aaron Schock voted with the Republican Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[20]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Schock missed 170 of 3,350 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 5.1%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[21]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schock paid his congressional staff a total of $1,018,767 in 2011. He ranks 34th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 141st overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schock's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$880,811 and $1,169,184. That averages to $144,186, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 42.88% from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schock's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-916,584 and $1,118,411. That averages to $100,913.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[24]

Recent news

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Personal

Schock resides in Peoria, Illinois.[2]

External links


References

  1. ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Congressman Aaron Schock "Biography" Accessed November 4, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Congressman Aaron Schock "Committees" Accessed November 4, 2011
  5. Idaho Statesman, "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013
  6. The New York Times, "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. pjstar.com "Easton man will oppose Schock" Accessed December 15, 2011
  10. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Aaron Schock" Accessed April 7, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Aaron Shock 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Aaron Schock 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 4, 2011
  16. Gov Track "Aaron Schock" Accessed June 17, 2013
  17. Gov Track "Aaron Schock" Accessed April 11, 2012
  18. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  19. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  20. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  21. GovTrack, "Aaron Schock," Accessed April 1, 2013
  22. LegiStorm "Aaron Schock"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Schock (R-Ill), 2011"
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Schock, (R-Illinois), 2010"
Political offices
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Ray LaHood
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 18
2009–Present
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Illinois House of Representatives, District 92
2005-2009
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Peoria, Illinois, School Board
2001-2005
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