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Schrock will work for House committee on which he once served

Schrock will work for House committee on which he once served

Former U.S. representative Ed Schrock of Virginia, who abruptly announced his retirement in August over a gay sex scandal, will return to Capitol Hill next year as a staff director for a House committee on which he once served. The Virginia Beach Republican, who gave up the campaign for his House seat in the wake of allegations that he used a phone line to seek sex with men, will join the staff of the House Government Reform Committee, a committee spokesman confirmed to the Newport News, Va., Daily Press. Committee chairman Thomas M. Davis III, a fellow Virginian, agreed to hire Schrock about a week ago, spokesman Dave Marin said. Schrock will likely become a subcommittee staff director, but details have yet to be worked out, the Daily Press said in a story prepared for Friday's editions. "Mr. Schrock was a great contributor to the committee as a member," Marin said. "We're sure he'll be a great contributor on the staff." Neither Davis nor Schrock could be reached late Thursday. Schrock, 63, is a 24-year Navy veteran and former stockbroker who first won his House seat in 2000 after a brief stint in the Virginia senate. Schrock has never publicly addressed the allegations that he solicited sex from men on a gay telephone dating service. He abandoned his reelection campaign less than two weeks after the accusations were first posted on a Web site run by a gay activist.

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