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  • Joe will work to ensure that quality education is available to all students to ensure that every child has the same opportunity regardless of socio-economic circumstances. 

  • Joe will fight to protect Social Security and Medicare.

  • Joe visiting with Dr. Virginia Calvin.

  • Joe will fight to keep good paying manufacturing jobs and he will encourage entrepreneurs to bring new jobs to our communities. 

  • Joe, his wife Sue, and their children, Nick and Jessica.


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U.S. House hopeful Joe Bock releases first ad, vowing to help fix 'disaster' in Washington, D.C.

Aug 20 2014 The Elkhart Truth

Joe Bock, the Democratic hopeful for the 2nd District U.S. House seat, has released his first television ad, touting his prior work in crisis relief.

“This is how I’ve spent my life. I’m introducing myself to the people,” Bock said in a brief interview.

The ad, released Wednesday, Aug. 20, as Labor Day and the start of the most intense part of campaign season begins, depicts Bock packing a suitcase, as if to prepare for an aid mission. He responded to earthquakes and civil wars as an aid worker with Catholic Relief Services and the American Refugee Committee, and now aims to help fix the current ”disaster“ in Washington, D.C.

Joe Bock Releases First Ad "No Vacation"

Aug 20 2014

South Bend, Indiana– University of Notre Dame Teaching Professor and Humanitarian Worker Joe Bock released his first TV ad, “No Vacation" that highlights Joe’s work in crisis relief, as it relates to the crisis that politicians have created in Washington, D.C.
"Working in crisis relief for Catholic Relief Services and other organizations has prepared me to take on the challenges of the crisis created by the politicians in Washington, D.C.,” Bock said.  “I’ve responded to some of the worst disasters in the world.  Washington’s a disaster, and I’m ready to go to work.”

Joe Bock Addressing Veterans’ Issues in LaPorte County

Aug 18 2014

South Bend, IN - Joe Bock, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Indiana’s Second District, will be among the speakers at the LaPorte County Veterans Treatment Court Open House on Tuesday, August 19, 5:00 p.m., at VFW Post 1130, 181 W. McClung Road in La Porte.

The open house is for members of the public interested in learning more about the LaPorte County Veterans Treatment Court. Two recent graduates will share how the program impacted their lives and their families.

Mr. Bock will be addressing benefits of the Veterans Treatment Court and other issues impacting veterans.  “It is inexcusable how veterans have been treated by the current Congress,” Mr. Bock concludes, pointing out, “The Republican majority has cast many votes against the interests of veterans.”

Anniversary of Social Security reminds voters of Congresswoman Walorski’s preference to privatize Social Security

Aug 14 2014

SOUTH BEND—Today, on the 79th anniversary of Social Security, voters were reminded that Congresswoman Jackie Walorski wanted to privatize Social Security in 2010, which would have made senior citizens’ retirement dependent on the ups and downs of the stock market. 

“The one thing we have to do … is privatize Social Security,” said Jackie Walorski on the radio show “Tea Party Talk Indiana” in 2010.  

“If Congresswoman Walorski had gotten her way in 2010, the Social Security that our parents depend on would be at the mercy of the ups and downs of the stock market.  Veterans, senior citizens and widows could lose much of what they have paid into the program,” said Joe Bock, Candidate for Congress in Indiana’s Second District.

Senator Joe Donnelly and Joe Bock join forces to advocate for worker training programs in Northern Indiana

Aug 07 2014

South Bend- Senator Joe Donnelly along with Joe Bock, Candidate for Congress in Indiana’s Second Congressional District, toured the Sheet Metal Workers’ training facility in South Bend and discussed the importance of the accessibility of market-drive