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Election '08 In Review: Former Morris resident becomes youngest U.S. House Representative

Aaron Schock was elected to Congress from Illinois' 18th District on Tuesday. Schock is the son of former Morris physician Rich Schock and is the grandson of Albert Joos, of Hancock. Schock succeeds the retiring Ray LaHood.

Former Morris resident Aaron Schock keeps adding to his list of "youngest ever to ... ."

Schock, 27, became the youngest member of the U.S. House of Representatives with his victory in Tuesday's election.

Schock, a Republican from Peoria, represents Illinois' 18th Congressional District. He won about 59 percent of the vote to defeat Democratic challenger Colleen Callahan for the seat previously held by Ray LaHood, who is retiring.

Schock was born in Morris and lived in the area until the fifth grade. His father is Dr. Rich Schock, who practiced at Stevens Community Medical Center.

Schock still has family in the Morris area, including his grandfather, Albert Joos, of Hancock.

After high school, Schock became the youngest school board member ever elected in Illinois at age 19, and in 2005 he became the youngest person ever elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the state's 92nd District.