Ed Schrock

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Ed Schrock
Ed Schrock.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Owen Pickett
Succeeded by Thelma Drake
Member of the Virginia Senate from District 7
In office
1995 – 2001
Preceded by Clancy Holland
Succeeded by Frank Wagner
Personal details
Born (1941-04-06) April 6, 1941 (age 73)
Middletown, Ohio
Political party Republican
Alma mater Alderson-Broaddus College (B.A.)
American University (M.A.)
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1964 – 1988
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Edward Lee "Ed" Schrock (born April 6, 1941) is a retired naval officer (1964–1988) and Republican politician who served as a member of the Senate of Virginia from 1995 - 2001 and the U.S. House of Representatives from January 2001 to January 2005, representing the Second Congressional District of Virginia.

Biography[edit]

Born in Middletown, Ohio, Schrock earned a Bachelor's degree from Alderson-Broaddus College in 1964 and a Master's Degree in Public Relations from American University in 1975. His 24-year career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy (1964 to 1988) included two tours of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from active military service, Schrock worked as an investment broker and then served in the Virginia State Senate, from 1995 to 2001.

In 2000, he was elected to the U.S. House seat for Virginia's 2nd District, defeating the Democratic Party nominee, Jody Wagner, a Norfolk attorney who later became state treasurer. In his first term, Schrock was elected president of the Republican freshman class.[1] During his four years in Congress, Schrock served on the Armed Services Committee, Budget Committee, Small Business Committee and Government Reform Committee.

In 2002, Schrock defeated Green Party candidate D.C. Amarasinghe, winning 83.15% of the vote.

Schrock announced on August 30, 2004, that he would abort his 2004 attempt for a third term in Congress after allegedly being caught on tape soliciting sex from a male prostitute. In the weeks before his announcement, Michael Rogers' blogACTIVE.com had said that Schrock is gay — or at least a bisexual — despite having aggressively opposed various gay-rights issues in Congress, such as same-sex marriage and gays serving in the military.[2]

On November 2, in the general election, fellow Republican Thelma Drake was elected to replace Schrock. Drake took office in January 2005.

In December 2004, Representative Tom Davis, another Virginia Republican, hired Schrock to serve as the top staff person for one of the subcommittees of the Government Reform Committee which Davis chaired and on which Schrock had served.[3]

Schrock was briefly covered in the 2009 documentary Outrage, which profiles allegedly closeted gay public officials who have endorsed anti-gay legislation.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOP scrambles to replace retiring Virginia lawmaker". Associated Press. August 31, 2004. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Shear, Michael D.; Jenkins, Chris L. (August 31, 2004). "Va. Legislator Ends Bid for 3rd Term". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Eisman, Dale (December 18, 2004). "Schrock takes job as aide for House subcommittee". The Virginian-Pilot. 
  4. ^ Goldstein, Patrick; Rainey, James (April 23, 2009). "The Big Picture". Los Angeles Times. 

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Senate of Virginia
Preceded by
Clarence A. Holland
Virginia Senate, District 7
1995–2001
Succeeded by
Frank Wagner
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Owen Pickett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

2001–2005
Succeeded by
Thelma Drake