|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 2nd district
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Owen B. Pickett|
|Succeeded by||Thelma Drake|
|Member of the Virginia Senate|
from the 7th district
January 10, 1996 – January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Clarence A. Holland|
|Succeeded by||Frank Wagner|
Edward Lee Schrock
April 6, 1941
Middletown, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||Alderson Broaddus University (BA)|
American University (MA)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1964–1988|
Edward Lee 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 1996 - 2001. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 2001 to January 2005, representing the Second Congressional District of Virginia.
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 1996 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. 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.
In 2004, Michael Rogers' blogACTIVE.com had said that Schrock is gay — or at least bisexual — despite having aggressively opposed various gay-rights issues in Congress, such as same-sex marriage and gays serving in the military. 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 with men on an interactive telephone service on which men can place ads to meet other men for sex.
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.
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|Senate of Virginia|
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| Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 7th district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district