PEORIA, Ill. — Former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock recently filed documents with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to make updates to the “Schock for Congress,” his campaign committee.
The changes were filed and signed June 7. Schock filed a statement of organization for the 18th Congressional District in Illinois.
On Friday, Schock said he was not running for Congress.
“That’s my committee that’s been in existence for 10 years,” Schock told WMBD. “I’ve simply changed the treasurer position back to me.”
The former state representative held the 18th Congressional District position from 2009 to early 2015, when he resigned amid a corruption investigation. In 2016, he was indicted on 24 felony counts alleging that he fleeced taxpayers and campaign donors through false expense claims.
All charges filed were dropped earlier this year. He agreed to pay back the money he owed.
Schock told WMBD in March that he’s focusing on the future, and said he did not know if he would run for office again.
“Look, I’m 37. Most people don’t run for office until their 50’s or 60’s,” Schock said back in March. “I’m not going to say ‘never,’ but I’m certainly not plotting and planning for any elected office in the near future.”
Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) has held the office since mid-2015.