Aaron Schock - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 5, 2022
|Best Known For:||Republican United States Representative|
|Born on :||May 28, 1981 (age 41)|
|Birth Name /
|Aaron Jon Schock|
|Birth Place:||Morris, Minnesota, USA|
|Father's Name:||Richard Schock|
|Mother's Name:||Janice Marie|
Tania Hoerr (older sister)
|High School:||Richwoods High School|
|University:||Illinois Central College, Bradley University|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (German, Scottish)|
|Height:||1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Aaron Schock?
Aaron Schock is a former politician by profession and American by nationality. He was the Republican United States Representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district from 2009 until 2015. He is infamous for his Anti-Gay views, and fund scandal.
Aaron Schock – Age, Parents, Siblings
Aaron Schock’s birth took place on May 28, 1981, in Morris, Minnesota, USA. He was born Aaron Jon Schock to parents Richard Schock, a family practice physician and former school board member, and Janice Marie, a homemaker.
He has three siblings, all older than him. Although most details of his brothers and sisters are not known, it is known that Tania Hoerr is his sister. When he was in the fourth grade, the family moved to Peoria.
Image: Instagram (Aaron Schock with his father)
For education, he attended Richwoods High School. By his junior year of high school, he had completed nearly all of his graduation requirements but the school district policy did not allow him to graduate early. So, he started attending classes at Illinois Central College earning dual credits toward high school and college graduation.
Finally, in 2000, he graduated from high school. In 2002, he graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree. His ethnicity is German and Scottish.
Aaron Schock – Boyfriend, Husband, Children
Aaron Schock had been vocal against the LGBT community. HE had voted against adding “sexual orientation, gender identity, gender and disability” to the federal hate crime protection groups while serving as the United States Representative for Illinois’ 18th congressional district from 2009.
He had also voted against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
But on March 17, 2019, Aaron Schock was pictured at Coachella with a group of shirtless white gay guys. Moreover, he was photographed kissing a man while his hands were reaching down the man’s pants.
The response was very critical as his behavior and anti-gay agenda collide. In March 2020 he came out as gay. He is currently believed to be single sans a boyfriend or husband.
Source: Queerty (left- Aaron Schock)
Aaron Schock – Career
Aaron Schock began working while still a student in the fifth grade. He did database management for a bookstore chain as an independent contractor. Later on, he ran for the vice president of the Peoria Board of Education and was elected on July 2, 2003. On July 2, 2004, the 23-year-old Schock was elected as the school board president
He ran for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives at the age of 23. He won the November 2004 general election, making him the youngest member of the Illinois General Assembly in state history. Aaron Schock ran for re-election in 2006 and won, defeating Democrat Bill Spears.
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Aaron Schock in elections
Schock ran for Illinois's 18th congressional district and won with 72% of the vote in February 2008. On November 4, 2008, he won the general election with 59% of the vote, taking the Congress seat at the age of 27.
Aaron Schock – Fund scandals
In 2012, watchdog groups filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission with the claims that he had solicited a $25,000 donation.
In February 2015, The Washington Post reported that Schock's congressional offices had been lavishly redecorated and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint against Schock. Instead, Schock dismissed criticism with the statement "Haters gonna hate".
He later stated he intended to pay the decorator while another investigation discovered that he had spent the campaign money on workout DVDs.
Source: CNBC (Aaron Schock)
Other reports showed that Schock had spent over $100,000 in government funds on office decorations and renovations between January 2009 and late 2014. Another reported that he had spent thousands of dollars on private flights, legal expenses, new cars, tickets to the Super Bowl and Country Music Awards, cufflinks, massage, "gold equipment" and cigars.
In March 2015, there were reports that he had accepted money from the Global Poverty Project to bring a male photographer on an all-expenses-paid trip to India. The same year in March, he requested the federal government and his campaign reimburse him for a total of 170,000 miles that were driven on his personal car. But it was discovered that the car had been driven only 80,000 miles.
On March 17, 2015, Schock announced his resignation from Congress and resigned on March 31, 2015. It was just 12 hours after Politico reported the reimbursements. By resigning, he avoided impending ethics inquiry by Congress.
On November 10, 2016, the United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois announced that a federal grand jury had charged Aaron Schock on 14 criminal counts. The charges include theft of government funds, fraud, making false statements, and filing false tax returns.
In March 2019 prosecutors reached an agreement with Schock. All the charges against him were dropped in exchange for him paying $42,000 to the IRS and $68,000 to his congressional campaign fund. The deal also required Schock’s campaign committee, Schock for Congress, to plead guilty to failing to report the expenses.
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Aaron Schock – Controversy
In his Illinois's 18th congressional district candidacy announcement speech, he said,
"If China continues to be irresponsible about nuclear proliferation in Iran, we should tell them that ... we will sell Pershing nuclear missiles to Taiwan for their defense. Nonproliferation will either be enforced universally or not at all – it is their choice. The Chinese will come around, I have no doubt."
Although his campaign manager described the policy as "well thought out", he himself, later on, confessed that it was "more in jest" and that he had made a mistake.
In late July 2008, his action of bringing President George W. Bush to Peoria so as to raise money for the congressional campaign drew a mixed reaction.
In October 2008, Aaron Schock’s father testified against him in a federal court saying that he had notarized documents with false dates while helping his parents establish tax shelters.
Aaron Schock – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Schock is estimated to be around $500k while the figure on his annual salary is not known.
Aaron Schock – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Aaron Schock is active and is followed by thousands of followers.
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