I hope I'm building a record of being a good team player and not just standing for my principles but being willing to work for them. I think when you do that and you work really hard, people take notice.

-Aaron Schock
Aaron Schock

Everybody has a smartphone; everyone is a reporter.

Aaron Schock
The biggest misconception people have about me is that when they see how young I am, they think, 'Oh, this guy must have always wanted to be in politics; his parents must have been politically connected.' I'm a finance major and always intended to go into business.
Aaron Schock

It's great to be in a room full of young people...The average age of the Senate, I think, is death.

Aaron Schock
I've had Republicans come to me and say, 'Tell me how I should talk to young people!' as if it's some foreign language or something.
Aaron Schock

I didn't start working out until college. But in college I could feel my body changing, and I knew that if I didn't make some changes, I was going to go in the wrong direction.

Aaron Schock
I'm not from a political family and didn't grow up dreaming of being George Washington. I started working in 8th grade and have held every odd job possible - working in a gravel pit, weighing big wheelers, ticket sales, data base management - but I knew if I worked hard and got experience, I could apply that experience to my next endeavor.
Aaron Schock

In politics, you never know who's going to die, retire, or - in Illinois - get indicted.

Aaron Schock
When you're a politician, someone always wants something from you, so they're constantly telling you how smart or great you are, and that can warp people! Exercising humility is important to me. My friends back home treat me like the same person I was when I was waiting tables.
Aaron Schock

If people don't know who you are, they're not going to listen to your message. And not everybody pays attention to politicians by watching Fox News and CNN.

Aaron Schock
Each year I host a leadership summit in my district, and my biggest advice to young people is get experience. Get your foot in the door.