Aaron Schock

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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, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President of the Peoria, Illinois, School Board
2004-2005
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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
ReligionConservative Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Aaron Schock campaign logo
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.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schock is a "rank-and-file Republican".[2]

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.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Schock serves on the following committees:[4]

Issues

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. [5]

Elections

2012

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

Schock is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 18th District. Schock is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[6] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Schock ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Steve Waterworth defeated candidate Matt Woodmancy in the Democratic primary.[1] Waterworth will face Schock in the general election on November 6, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Schock won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Deirdre "D.K." Hirner (D) and Sheldon Schafer (Green) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 18th Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAaron Schock Incumbent 69.1% 152,868
     Democratic Deirdre "D.K." Hirner 25.8% 57,046
     Green Sheldon Schafer 5.1% 11,256
Total Votes 221,170

Campaign donors

2012

Aaron Schock (2012)[8] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[9]March 8, 2012$2,287,450.91$76,037.37$(66,009.24)$2,297,479.04
April Quarterly[10]April 13, 2012$2,297,499.04$374,636.64$(30,027.56)$2,642,088.12
Running totals
$450,674.01$(96,036.8)

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 .[11]

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[12]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[13]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Aaron Schock voted with the Republican Party 91 of the time, which ranked 169 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[14]

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Personal

Schock resides in Peoria, Illinois.[3]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Ray LaHood
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 18
2009–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives, District 92
2005-2009
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Peoria, Illinois, School Board
2001-2005
Succeeded by
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