Aaron Schock

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Aaron Schock
Aaron Schock.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 18
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 6
President of the Peoria, Illinois, School Board
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives, District 92
Peoria, Illinois, School Board
High schoolRichwoods High School
Bachelor'sIllinois Central College, Bradley University
Date of birthMay 30, 1981
Place of birthMorris, Minnesota
ProfessionReal Estate Investor
ReligionConservative Baptist
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 won re-election in 2012.[1]

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


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]


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Schock serves on the following committees:[4]


Schock served on the following committees:[5]


Presidential preference


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

Aaron Schock endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

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.[7]



See also: Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014

In November, 2012, the National Journal reported that Schock was exploring a possible run for Governor of Illinois in 2014.[8]


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"


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.[11]

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


Aaron Schock (2012)[12] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[13]March 8, 2012$2,287,450.91$76,037.37$(66,009.24)$2,297,479.04
April Quarterly[14]April 13, 2012$2,297,499.04$374,636.64$(30,027.56)$2,642,088.12
July Quarterly[15]July 13, 2012$2,642,088.12$368,463.78$(182,168.44)$2,828,383.46
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2012$2,828,383.46$396,546.14$(438,429.13)$2,786,500.47
Pre-General[17]October 25, 2012$2,786,500.47$53,274.77$(327,679.46)$2,512,095.78
Running totals


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 .[18]


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.[19]

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.[20]

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.[21]

Recent news

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Schock resides in Peoria, Illinois.[3]

External links


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