Eleven years ago, Aaron Schock was nineteen, just out of high school, and a candidate for the Peoria Public Schools Board of Education. At the time, 200 signatures were required to get on the ballot, and he filed 220.
Attorney Bob Hall, a close friend of Schock’s opponent (board president Rhonda Hunt), contested [...]
Freshman Congressman Aaron Schock is the second-fastest runner in Congress. The 27-year-old Schock was bested by 60-year-old Bart Gordon, a Democrat from Tennessee. Via the Murfreesboro Post:
Congressman Bart Gordon won the “Fastest Member of Congress” award in the Capitol Challenge Charity race, running the 3-mile course in under 19 minutes despite high winds [...]
I feel a strange duty to post this Schock’s interview on The Colbert Report. I don’t know why. But here it is:
I’m sure you already know this, but here’s the link in case you haven’t seen it yet. Of particular local interest are the following:
Washington Street in Peoria, Illinois: $1.0 million
The funding would be used to create safer pedestrian routes and a more livable community in order to spur economic development in a [...]
A press release from the State’s Attorney’s office via the Schock campaign:
NOTICE TO THE MEDIA
Last week our office was asked by a congressional candidate to review allegations that an opposing congressional candidate had notarized but wrongly or improperly dated a document in early 2000. Commendably, both candidates seem to agree that it [...]
But as a notary public, Schock was required to provide accurate information about witnessing documents being signed. Schock declared that he witnessed the documents being signed on Jan. 1, 2000, but they weren’t actually signed until more than a year later.
–October 15, 2008
“I can honestly tell you I don’t remember signing anything. [...]
The big story now is that Aaron Schock notarized back-dated documents for his father seven years ago. The story states that neither “Schock or his parents benefited financially from using the incorrect date,” but that nevertheless, “using an incorrect date would be misconduct. Under the Illinois Notary Public Act, knowingly committing official misconduct is [...]
Rep. Aaron Schock held a press conference yesterday with Mayor Jim Ardis to announce he will “voluntarily” pay back the City of Peoria for costs incurred when President Bush visited Peoria for his private fundraiser. As far as I’m concerned, this matter is now closed. I agree we should move on and talk about [...]
Is Schock a leader or a follower? A Republican or a Democrat? A man or a mouse?
All are valid questions as Schock continues to dig in his heels against paying back the taxpaying citizens of his district. The Journal Star reports today:
State Rep. Aaron Schock’s campaign manager said Friday that if U.S. [...]
The original city council agenda reported that President Bush’s visit to Peoria to raise funds for congressional candidate Aaron Schock cost taxpayers $13,195.63. That included police overtime and some miscellaneous expenses.
At last night’s council meeting, we learned that the tab is now $38,252. Adding to the cost are public works costs ($11,538 [...]