Schock considering Illinois Governor run

By WEEK Reporter

January 24, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill .-- Congressman Aaron Schock is considering a run for Illinois Governor in 2014.

At only 31 years old, Schock said age will not be a factor in his decision to run.

He was only 18 when elected to an Illinois school board and went on to become one of the state's youngest legislators on record.

"I never viewed age as a determent or liability." said Schock. "I actually believe that my youth has been one of my greatest attributes."

"There is no time for learning curves for the next Governor," said State Senator Kirk Dillard.

In 2010, Kirk Dillard lost the Republican primary for governor to Senator Bill Brady, who then lost current Governor Pat Quinn.

Schock says the two have "proven nothing more than they can lose an election."

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