Aaron Schock Wiki, Aaron Schock Biography
Aaron Schock was the Former Illinois congressman who revealed to the world that he was gay on Thursday morning. Schock served as the U.S. representative of Peoria, Illinois 18th district from 2009 to 2015.
In a message shared on his website and on Instagram Schock, who opposed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” while serving in office wrote, “For those who know me and for many who only know of me, this will come as no surprise. For the past year, I have been working through a list of people who I felt should finally hear the news directly from me before I made a public statement. I wanted my mother, my father, my sisters, my brother, and my closest friends to hear it from me first.”
“The fact that I am gay is just one of those things in my life in need of explicit affirmation, to remove any doubt and to finally validate who I am as a person. In many ways, I regret the time wasted in not having done so sooner.”
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Aaron Schock Age
He is 38 years old.
Early life, education, career
Schock was born in Morris, Minnesota, the youngest of the four children of Janice Marie, a homemaker, and Richard Schock, a family practice physician and former school board member. During his early years, the family lived on a rural farm site where the children were given the responsibility of tending a three-acre patch of strawberries and selling the fruit. When he was in fourth grade, his family moved to Peoria. In 1995, he was elected to the executive board of the Illinois Association of Junior High Student Councils.
Schock attended Richwoods High School. By his junior year of high school, he had completed nearly all of his graduation requirements and had few course options available because the school district had recently discontinued most of the advanced placement and other advanced courses due to budget cuts. School district policy did not allow him to graduate early, and the board members refused his requests to change the policy. He began attending classes at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, earning dual credits toward high school and college graduation. He graduated from high school in 2000.
Schock received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in 2002, with a major in finance. Schock sold his Garage Tek franchise in 2004 before running for state representative.
Aaron Schock Sexuality
Since 2004, media outlets have questioned Schock’s sexual orientation in relation to his socially conservative voting record. In an interview with Details in 2009, Schock said that he was not gay.
In January 2014, journalist Itay Hod made a post on his personal Facebook page accusing a Republican congressman from Illinois of voting against gay rights, while showering with his male roommate and visiting gay bars. The New York Times stated that the post “might be described as the world’s most obvious blind item”, and media outlets considered the post to be an outing of Schock.
In April 2019, Schock was photographed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with several gay men, and a video was publicized that showed a man, alleged to be Schock, kissing and fondling another man at the same event. In June 2019, a video was released showing Schock tipping a male go-go dancer at a gay bar in Zona Rosa, Mexico City. In October 2019, Schock was seen and photographed at a queer dance party in Los Angeles. Schock’s actions drew condemnation from gay rights activists due to his past political stances and votes on gay issues.
Schock came out as gay in an Instagram post on March 3rd, 2020 and a statement posted on his website two days later.
Aaron Schock Boyfriend
As reported by Queerty, Schock was seen hanging out on the beach with Israeli actor Eliah Cohen, 31, who came out as gay 11 years ago. Cohen is also the founder of the PAPA Party, a pride event created in Tel Aviv.
The former congressman left office in quite a disgraceful situation. He was charged with submitting false reports to the FEC, filing false tax returns, mail fraud, wire fraud, making false statements and theft of government funds.
According to Politico, Schock continued to try to get the 22 indictments against him thrown out in 2018, but his motion was declined.
Schock’s legal issues started in 2015. The FBI started to investigate his finances after it was alleged that the congressman was illegally submitting false care mileage and stealing tens of thousands of dollars on personal trips.